Poetry in Public: Places of Landing

Poems will replace advertising on public transit, enlivening commutes across King County.

Poetry in Public celebrates local voices by featuring poems written by King County residents in shared spaces. This year’s theme, Places of Landing, embraces the poetry of our daily lives. It honors the movements, places, and feelings that tell the stories of our days. Everyone can be a poet!

Featured Poet

Jess Ray


Featured image for Shared Space

Shared Space

We roll down paths
Repeated thousands
Of frictional footsteps worn over asphalt
And nodding tired eyes
Conveyed passively home

Geometric pools of light in the dark
A whisper of cool air and shopping bags
Solid reassurance
Formed in patterns of sound
We travel together, alone

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