SEASON 14: Oct 2024–Sept 2025

Poets from Clark County and surrounding areas can submit now until August 20th.


SEASON 13: Oct 2023–Sept 2024

Laurie Cutter: Cherish
Em Gallup: Alberta St
Tanya Gipson: It can wait, they won’t
Sherri Levine: Bending Down
Brittany Mishra: Post-Covid Sijo
Claudia Saleeby Savage: Mammal
Marcia Smith: Haiku #1
Stephanie Spencer: Cat’s Lament
Louise Wynn: Beach Trip
Bethany Kim-Yin: one year reflections

SEASON 12: Oct 2022–Sept 2023

Teresa Anderson: Last Dance
Sossity Chiricuzio: Lessons I’m learning From My Garden
Genevieve DeGuzman: Shape Shift
Betty Fullard-Leo: Transient Ambitions
Julianne Hudson: Backyard Observances
Jody Katopothis: Friendship
Dvora Robinson: Powell Butte
Raúl Sánchez, City of Redmond Poet Laureate 2019-2021: Longing
Monika Spykerman: Octopus
Anand Tawker, Avian Guru

SEASON 11: Oct 2021–Sept 2022

Margaret Chula: Affinity
Daphne Clifton: A River’s Voices
Paulann Petersen: Footprints
Rena Priest, Washington State Poet Laureate: A Map of the Universe
Gay Garland Reed: Cloud-wisp Patterns
Stephanie Spencer: Transition
Armin Tolentino, Clark County Poet Laureate: Squid Jigging Midnight
Emmett Wheatfall: Catch and Release
Christine Lamb White: Shorthand
Elizabeth Wood, Trance

SEASON 10: Oct 2020–Sept 2021

Tiel Aisha Ansari: The Name for This Season
Genevieve DeGuzman: Love as a Bee Sting
Tanna Engdahl: Gaining Time
Hillary M. Marshall: Mornings
Madeline Martin: Seeker
Dave R. Muñoz: Haiku for Grandpa
Álvaro Tarragó: Doors and Mirrors
Anand Tawker: Poetry Matters
Armin Tolentino: Half a Sonnet Stepping Into Tomorrow
Emmett Wheatfall: Only You

SEASON 9: Jan–Sept 2020

Ian Caton: Soft Serve
Lisa Demoreno: Earthworm
Leigh Hancock: Saudades
Rainy Knight: Grasshoppers
Claudia Castro Luna: Recipe
Toni Lumbrazo Luna: Write Yourself a Love Poem
Robin O’Brien: At the Station
Jennifer Pratt-Walter: Life Soup
Stephanie Spencer: Stopping Time
Terry Vetter: Old Man

SEASON 8: Jul–Dec 2019

Layali U. (Grade 4): Fox
Nafisa U. (Grade 2): Cats
Lyla B. (Grade 3): Fern
Mikaylee F. (Grade 9): Bus Dogs
Natalie W. (Grade 4): Give Some Kind
Anna C. (Grade 2): In My Basket
Madeline C. (Grade 12): Frog’s Song
Cass K. (Grade 4): Kindness is a Match
Emmy P. (Kindergarten): Moose Wearing a Tie
Gwendolyn Morgan (Clark County Poet Laureate, 2018-2020): Honeybee Haiku

SEASON 7: Jan–Jun 2019

Suzann M. Baldwin: Untitled
an’ya Bartolovic: Old Memories
D.H. Carol: Hole
Laurie Cutter: Wildflowers
Lauren Duquette: I remember
David Hubka: Soaked
Holly Miller: Historical Disaster
Gay Garland Reed: Queen Anne’s Lace
Jacob Salzer: Untitled
Mark Sargent: note to the letter carrier
Melissa Clarke Ward: Untitled

SEASON 6: Jul–Dec 2018

Annie S. (Grade 3): Ode to Summer
Christina S. (Grade 12): How the Phoenix Flies
Christina S. (Grade 12): Strangers
Ella J. (Grade 4): Across the River
Grace W. (Grade 5): To be a Book in 20168
Hanna P. (Grade 5): The Butterfly that Stands Out
Lillianna K. (Grade 5): Land of Magic
Margaret H. (Grade 4): The Beach
Noah S. (Grade 5): Spaceships
Nyomi S. (Grade 4): Snowy Mountains

SEASON 5: Jan–Jun 2018

April Bullard: Reflections
Diane Cammer: Elevate the Floor
Denise Campbell: One Heart’s Desire (excerpt)
Stella Jeng Guillory: In A Pow Wow
Jennifer Pratt-Walter: At Home
Pat Sciuchetti: Time
Gary F. Suda: Daybreak
Susan Williams: Bus Stop
Angela Winfield: In-Between
Louise Wynn: Who Rides?

SEASON 4: Jul–Dec 2017

James B. (Grade 4): North Carolina
Gavin B. (Grade 4) Arizona
Brooklyn C. (Grade 2): Picture of Your Heart
Ellie G. (Grade 8): If
Allison K. Grade 5): The Way Earth Is
Kaylee K. (Grade 5): Lady of the Sea
Berenice L. (Grade 6): My Loving Prince
Jacob R. (Grade 8): The Right Way
Johanny S. (Grade 6): Book
Christina S. (Grade 11): We’ll Remember These Days

SEASON 3: Jan–Jun 2017

Cherish DesRochers-Vafeados: Joy
Bruce D. Hall: A Long Ago Memory of Calmer Times
Christopher Luna: pavement pastoral
Bill Lucking: Subsequent Layers of Existence
Tod Marshall: With Apologies to Andre Breton (excerpt)
Livia Montana: Why We Don’t Belong Here (excerpt)
Gwendolyn Morgan: Hope, embossed
Angeline Nguyen: Eulogies Are for the Living
Bridget Nutting: Just Breathe
Jennifer Pratt-Walter: Calling
Alex Vigue: Camilla
Desiree Wright: how to love (excerpt)

SEASON 2: Jul–Dec 2016

Colwyn B. (Grade 9): A Candle, A Light Bulb, A Glowing Fire
Elora H. (Grade 6): Still I Rise
Ashley S. (Grade 10): Don’t Be Afraid
Jaden L. (Grade 7): From the Airplane
Andrew H. (Grade 9): Ego Poem
Marley J. (Grade 4): Space
Rheanna N. (Grade 9): Slowly Sinking
Emma L. (Grade 10): Stoney Surprise
Breanna K. (Grade 3): Snow
Jessica K. (Grade 9): Love

SEASON 1: Jan–Jun 2016

Neil Aitken: Extern (excerpt)
Tiffany Burba-Schramm: Everything Settles
Diane M. Cammer: We could fly
Sherri H. Hoffman: Pilgrimage, 1988
Erin Iwata: Ours (excerpt)
Tim Klein: Counterpart
Christopher Luna: Ghost Town, USA (excerpt)
Toni Partington: Honeycomb Prophecy
Jennifer Pratt-Walter: Journey
Karen Read: Fourth Plain Boulevard

Robert Lashley

Season 14 poem submissions will be juried by Robert Lashley, 2016 Jack Straw Fellow.

Season 13 poem submissions were juried by Arianne True, Washington State Poet Laureate 2023-2025.

Season 12 poem submissions were juried by Raúl Sánchez, City of Redmond Poet Laureate 2019-2021.

Season 11 poem submissions were juried by Thabiti Lewis, Ph.D., Professor of English and Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at Washington State University Vancouver.

Season 10 poems highlight the diversity of voices among ten local area poets invited by Artstra to offer short poems to share with the riding public.

Artstra’s 2020 Celebration of Poetry set for National Poetry Month will be rescheduled for a later date to help slow the spread of the coronavirus disease.

Season 6 and 7 poets honored at Artstra’s 2019 Celebration of Poetry

Season 6 launch event

Poets at the Season 5 launch event

Season 4 launch event, Vancouver Farmers Market

Washington State Poet Laureate Tod Marshall joined the Season 3 launch event

Proud young poets at the Season 2 launch event

Poetry Moves kicks off at Vancouver Mall


‘Poetry Moves’ highlights work of young poets, Scott Hewitt, The Columbian, July 14, 2017

Poetry Moves: Young poets’ works adorn C-Tran buses, Steve Mathieu, The Columbian, July 3, 2016

‘Poetry Moves’: C-Tran, arts agency team to entertain, inspire bus riders, Scott Hewitt, The Columbian, December 21, 2015

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