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13th Anniversary Poetry in Transit Contest

April 28th, 2010

To celebrate the April 28th launch of this year’s Poetry in Transit, the ABPBC will be hosting a contest! Did you meet your soul mate while reading a poem together on the bus? Have you gotten into a heated argument with a fellow passenger over a line in a poem? Tell us your best Poetry in Transit story to be in contention to win the grand prize – all 16 books of poetry from this year’s poets.

This much-loved project has been running since 1996 and in that time has featured 190 poems from established and emerging writers. In partnership with TransLink and BC Transit, the ABPBC produces sixteen poetry cards annually featuring the work of BC-authored and Canadian-published poets. The cards are displayed on buses and SkyTrains throughout the transit systems in BC.

Submissions must be sent to the ABPBC by email to admin@books.bc.ca with Poetry in Transit in the subject line. Mailed submissions to go to 600-402 West Pender Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1T6. First and second runners-up will receive a selection of this year’s bus cards. Winning entries will be published on the ABPBC website for posterity.

Contest deadline: May 31, 2010