Via Metropolitan Transit

Poetry to be on VIA Buses Throughout Month of April


The contest was called “Poetry on the Move,” and it was open to anyone over 18 years of age in Central and South Texas. Over 200 entries were received, and the winning poems have been illustrated, printed, and distributed as interior cards on VIA’s buses and vans.


The winners of VIA’s 2011 Poetry on the Move contest are listed below:


Robert A. Ayres – “Rain Lily”

Tammy L. Beevers – “Aspens”

Dario R. Beniquez – “Calculus”

Valerie Crosswell – “The Night the Greenhouse Froze”

Cyra S. Dumitru – “Owl Feathers”

Brittany Leigh Flores – “We Pitched a Tent”

Joyce Gullickson – “Lost in Space”

Tom Keene – “Smells: 1940”

Michelle Paulsen – Untitled

Mobi Warren – “This is a poem of thanks”


In addition to the ten poems received in the VIA contest, another ten were accepted from the San Antonio Public Library’s Young Pegasus program. All 20 poems were sent to four area art programs where they were illustrated before being printed on the interior cards. The participating artist programs were the Northeast School of the Arts, the Henry Ford Academy: Alameda School of Art + Design, San Anto Cultural Arts, and Say Sí.