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

Apo Green’s Adventure

23 days after leaving Manila
the S.S. President Jackson docked at Pier 36
on February 24, 1927

Apo and cousins Pio and Florentino stared
across Puget Sound at the snowcapped Olympic mountains

Model T cars and streetcars
crossed dusty downtown streets paved with gold

Time to chase those American dreams

All 2024 Poets