Broadsided . Words on the Streets

Broadsides on the Bus

What's better than poetry in motion? Poetry and art in motion! In our mission to bring poetry and art to the streets, we're riding the bus.


About 200,000 people rode the buses of Cape Cod in 2013—we were thrilled to bring them poetry and art.

FRIDAY MAY 16, 2014, 6pm
Broadsides on the Bus kickoff reading and reception

In March and April, artists and poets of Cape Cod were asked to submit work for consideration. Below are the winning collaborations. They will join pieces from the Cultural Center of Cape Cod's Mutual Muses project and Broadsided Press on the buses beginning in May, 2014.

See all the Cape Cod 2014 Brodsides on the Bus.

"Cormorants on Grassy Island, Woods Hole"/"Poseurs"
art by Jane Fay Baker of Falmouth, poem by Judith Askew of Cotuit

"Triptych 3"/"Cusp"
art by James Broussard of Provincetown
poem by Melanie Braverman of Brewster


From June 9th-23rd, broadsides of visual art and poetry by local and national artists were on the buses and in the Transit Center of Moscow, Idaho.

Broadsides on the Bus kickoff reading and receptionBroadsides on the Bus 2014 features four new broadsides that pair work by eight local visual artists and poets: George Wray's "The Swimmer" with Ron McFarland's "The Lover of Lakes"; Nelson Duran's "Love Elida" with David Thacker's "Sleeping Late in a Duplex in Moscow, Idaho"; Lynne Haagensen's "Moving On" with Warren Bromley-Vogel's "Poem"; and Valerie Boydo's "Coyote Dreams" with Alexandra Teague's "Coyotes."

Broadsides on the Bus kickoff reading and receptionThese local artists and writers originally created these works as part of this year's Ecology of Desire Creative Currents project in which—like an artistic game of telephone—each artist created a piece based off the piece created before them. The new broadsides that combine these works are being designed by local designer and MAC member Mario Montes. Read more & see the broadsides.


Our first foray into public transit took place in Moscow, Idaho in the summer of 2013. There were "trading cards" for riders to take as well as broadsides on the busses, even the transit station got involved. The kickoff party included poetry readings at the bus stops.

Moscow, Idaho is home of Broadsided editor Alexandra Teague. In 2012, she and artist Stacy Isenbarger created the B-sided DIY with their students at the University of Idaho. These collaborations were featured on the bus.

The Broadsided Press July, 2013 collaborations were a cornerstone of the project. Read more & see the broadsides.


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