Two dozen Twin Cities poets have had their work chosen for the Impressions Project, which will put art and poetry into the Twin Cities' trains and buses.
The project is an endeavor of the Saint Paul Almanac, an annual anthology of art, photography, poetry and prose by Twin Cities established and emerging artists.
Impressions will produce six broadsides each quarter (24 for the year) beginning in spring 2017.
Here are the winning poets, 24 out of more than 300 submissions.
J. Otis Powell?!
Saymoukda Duangphouxay Vongsay
Ursula Murray Husted
“These poems are the perfect vignettes to accompany our trips on the trains and buses along our paths through the city,” Almanac director Kimberly Nightingale said in a statement.
“We had a lot of great poems from which to choose,” Impressions editor Shaquan Foster said. “There are some pieces that, while they did not make the list of 24, deserve notice.”
Poets receiving honorable mention include: