Poetry on the Move

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

Poetry on the Move


The Santa Clara County Poet Laureate’s 2012 project, “Poetry on the Move,” is a poetry contest supported by the City of San Jose Office of Cultural Affairs, VTA, Arts Council Silicon Valley, and Santa Clara County to put poetry in public transportation. Winning poems will be placed in VTA light rail and buses in April, 2012.

Contestants were to send their best poem, 50 words or less, that in some way relates to the contest theme, “Invention,” poems that celebrate who we are and what we do in Silicon Valley. Poets could write about “Invention” as a subject or a theme, or think of their poem as an invention. In it, they were to capture the spirit of “making new” that shapes our county.

Submissions are now closed. Thanks for your interest.

Sally Ashton
Santa Clara County Poet Laureate