Poetry in Motion now playing in city cabs
A month after poetry was brought back to subways, it's being added to city taxis.
Beginning Thursday, passengers will see a silent 15-second animation of poems on TV screens in cabs, officials announced Thursday. The animations will run once every 12 minutes.
The poems are picked by Poetry in Motion, the popular subway literary program run by the Poetry Society of America that the MTA reinstated after a four-year hiatus. Eight poems each year will simultaneously appear in all cabs, 1,500 subways and on the back of some MetroCards. The poetry displays do not cost anything, officials said.
“Noche de Lluvia, San Salvador,” by Aracelis Girmay will be the first poem to be shown in cabs, along with artwork by Elizabeth Murray titled “Stream” installed at the Court Square- 23rd Street station.