Bus Lines, a signature project of the Madison Poet Laureate program, was started in 2009 by then Poet Laureate Fabu. This program creates an opportunity for Madison residents to display their poems on Metro Transit buses and brings poetry before city residents in a creative way. Initially the program was open exclusively to high school students, but eventually it was opened up to all Madison Residents. Short poems are arranged into artful designs and displayed on busses that traverse Madison.
2023 Bus Lines
The City received 61 applications for the 2023 Bus Lines call for poetry, totaling 127 individual poems. Poet Laureate Angela Trudell Vasquez reviewed and selected 6 poems, and selected poets will be notified in early August. All poets are invited to attend this Bus Lines Poetry Reading and Reception on November 9th at 6:30 PM at Pinney library.