It’s time again to open the phone lines of inspiration for a NEW round of Bus Poetry. For a few years now, The Edmonton Poetry Festival has teamed with Edmonton Transit to bring you literary beauty on your daily transit commute. Maybe you’ve seen the placards on your daily bus or train. It’s a super-cool way to get the work of Edmonton poets out to a wider audience.

Urban Beats

This next flight of bus poetry, Urban Beats, is designed to showcase inner-city poets and other writers whose circumstances place them outside the mainstream. It is scheduled to start circulating in Edmonton transit vehicles in early September.

Poems can be written to any theme, to a maximum of 10 lines.

Four poems will be chosen, and the writers whose work is selected will each receive an honorarium of $100 for one-time use.

The submission deadline for ‘Urban Beats’ is July 23, 2012.

Get all the details, including the submission guidelines and contact information, right here.