Yes, Even More Transportation Poems

Just yesterday at a local bookstore that sells used books and rare first editions I happened across a find: Poems in Motion, 100 Poems from the Subways and Buses, the result of a collaboration between MTA New York City Transit…Continue Reading

“Do Not Drive Through, This Poem’s In The Way”: Transportation Poems Keep Rolling In

Presented with appreciation for all who write poetry, and for those who have created eclectic poetry collections online and in print. This has enabled me to gather a second list of transportation poems to go with the bicycle poems. These…Continue Reading

“Safe passage through countless intersections”: A Baker’s Dozen of Transportation Poems

Transportation, in my daily work, is a means to an end. It isn’t usually a thing done for its own sake—it’s how we get where we need to go. “Travel” might be a better word for those times when we…Continue Reading

Walking Poems

“Everywhere is walking distance if you have the time.” –Steven Wright Walking comes up so often in poems it’s nearly a cliché. Poems inspired by taking a walk. Poems about things noticed on a walk. Odes to walking, the original…Continue Reading

More Poems on the Bike Rack

“The bicycle, the bicycle surely, should always be the vehicle of novelists and poets.” — Christopher Morley Those bicycle poems keep showing up. I rounded up a first post and within about two days spotted the next one. I don’t…Continue Reading

“I think/therefore/I ride.” A Bike Rack of Bicycle Poems

Well over a year ago I started a new habit: reading poetry every morning with my coffee. Why poetry? Partly for what it isn’t. And I read it for what it is, for what it gives me: Along the way…Continue Reading

Olympia Bikespedition: Poetry and Art, Eastside Edition

Not long after we moved to Olympia I discovered the town has a poet laureate program, which is simply delightful. Sady Sparks, poet laureate 2019-2020, created poetry “maps” to guide people to various locations around town where they could find…Continue Reading

About the Quest

This started out as the story of a quest. Odds are that if you’re a woman who rides a bike and has a personal sense of style you share the goal of the original quest for the intersection of style…Continue Reading