‘Poetry Moves,’ created by nonprofit Artstra in partnership with C-Tran, will honor poets who have engaged, delighted, and inspired riders with poems on buses since 2016. This multifaceted celebration of poetry (a free public event) will take place Sunday, January 8, 2023, from 1–3 p.m. at Magenta Theater, 1108 Main St., in downtown Vancouver.
Washington State Poet Laureate Rena Priest will be guest of honor and former Clark County Poet Laureate Gwendolyn Morgan (2018-21) will “pass the pen” to current Clark County Poet Laureate Armin Tolentino (2021-24). The afternoon event will include readings from Poetry Moves poets from its past five seasons as well as interpretive dance and music.
“The collaboration of Artstra and C-Tran,” says Poetry Moves Program Director LaRae Zawodny, “has brought something special to the community—an opportunity for connection—for poets to hone and share their voices, and enrichment for those who hear them.”
Artstra, C-Tran, the Clark County Arts Commission, Humanities Washington, ArtsWA, and Magenta Theater have joined together in support of this event.