Poetry in Motion from Coast to Coast: 120 Poems from the Subways and Buses

by Elise Paschen | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0393323765 Global Overview for this book
Registered by debnance of Alvin, Texas USA on 4/13/2009
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Journal Entry 1 by debnance from Alvin, Texas USA on Monday, April 13, 2009

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Journal Entry 2 by debnance from Alvin, Texas USA on Sunday, April 19, 2009
Poetry in Motion from Coast to Coast is a book of short poems that were originally written on subways all across America. Some of my favorite poems were in this book including This is Just to Say.

Journal Entry 3 by debnance at Post Office - 455 E. House St. in Alvin, Texas USA on Thursday, August 20, 2009

Released 11 yrs ago (8/20/2009 UTC) at Post Office - 455 E. House St. in Alvin, Texas USA



I'm mailing this off in the Summer Fun Bookbox!

Journal Entry 4 by Gzusgirl from Overland Park, Kansas USA on Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Taken out of the Summer Neverending Fun Bookbox! I love poetry, and I love things that connect the entire world... I love buses. I love subways. This book is going to be awesome, I just know it!!

Journal Entry 5 by debnance from Alvin, Texas USA on Wednesday, August 26, 2009
I am happy you chose this one. I put it in the box just for you! I saw on your profile that you like poetry, so I thought it might be one you hadn't read.

Journal Entry 6 by tostle from Salt Lake City, Utah USA on Monday, January 11, 2010
I received this book from Gzusgirl's TBR VBB! Thanks for sharing! I look forward to reading it!

This book is going into the ABC Bookbox. Happy Travels!

Journal Entry 8 by k00kaburra at San Jose, California USA on Monday, November 04, 2013
This book enjoyed a brief stop in San Jose, CA before continuing its journey in the ABC Bookbox!

Journal Entry 9 by JennyC1230 at Woodstock, Georgia USA on Friday, November 22, 2013
This book returned in my ABC Bookbox. This looks interesting, I like poetry, so I'm going to read this before I pass it on again.

Journal Entry 10 by JennyC1230 at Woodstock, Georgia USA on Wednesday, December 18, 2013
My Review: This was an interesting book of poetry.

I studied this poem in high school english.

We Real Cool

We real cool. We
Left school. We

Lurk late. We
Strike straight. We

Sing sin. We
Thin gin. We

Jazz June. We
Die soon.

by Gwendolyn Brooks (1917-2000)

Journal Entry 11 by JennyC1230 at Woodstock, Georgia USA on Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Journal Entry 12 by JennyC1230 at Woodstock, Georgia USA on Sunday, January 08, 2017
This VBB has ended, so I'm making this book available.

Journal Entry 13 by JennyC1230 at -- Bookbox, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA on Monday, May 08, 2017

Released 3 yrs ago (5/8/2017 UTC) at -- Bookbox, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA


If you have found this book, welcome to Bookcrossing and thank you for taking the time to let us know about its journey. Feel free to enjoy the book and pass it along to a friend, neighbor, family member or co-worker, or simply leave it somewhere for another lucky reader to enjoy as you did! This book isn’t your type of read? No problem, don't feel obliged to read it, just be kind enough to help it on its journey.

This is the Journal Book for the Variety Genre Bookbox (US only). This book will travel with the bookbox, so we can track it. A couple of things, I would like all the books be copyright 2000 or later and I don't want the box back, so maybe the last person on the list would be a Little Free Library steward or a person that helps feed a local OBCZ.
Please journal here when you receive the box and also when you send it on. If you have a tracking number, please put that in your journal entry. Try and keep the box no longer than 2 weeks. If you have trouble contacting the next person let me know in case we need to skip them. Thanks for participating!

well-chilled <--Asked to be skipped

Sending to rhythmbiscuit to start this Bookbox.

Journal Entry 14 by rhythmbiscuit at Northglenn, Colorado USA on Tuesday, May 16, 2017
This is a lovely little journal book for JennyC1230's Variety Genre bookbox. I enjoy reading the poems in this collection, as well. I loved "The Cure" by James McManus and "Cow Worship" by Gerald Stern.

From the bookbox, I selected the following:

Hotel World by Ali Smith
The Compound by S.A. Bodeen
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah

I'll choose what to add to the box and contact the next recipient.

Journal Entry 15 by mrsjones at Hamilton, Ohio USA on Wednesday, May 24, 2017
I got the book box in the mail today. I'll make my choices and get it out.

Journal Entry 16 by mrsjones at Hamilton, Ohio USA on Wednesday, May 31, 2017
I made my selections. I chose:
Better than Chocolate
Miss Appleby's Academy
I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You
Fierce Invalids Home from Hot Climates

And added:
The Confession
The Innocent Man
Margo's House
The Children Act

Sent out to heartthumper today. Thanks for including me!

Journal Entry 17 by wingheartthumperwing at Hutchinson, Kansas USA on Tuesday, June 06, 2017
The box arrived Saturday just as I was leaving town. Just got back today and haven't had a chance to look through the books yet. I will make my choices and send it to the next in line.

Journal Entry 18 by wingheartthumperwing at Hutchinson, Kansas USA on Thursday, June 08, 2017
I have chosen:
The Monstrumologist - Rick Yancey
Why Mermaids Sing - C.S. Harris
When Maidens Mourn - C.S. Harris
Summer Days - Susan Mallery
Stray - Rachel Vincent

I will add my books to the box and get it mailed off as soon as I get an address. Thanks for including me.

Journal Entry 19 by wingheartthumperwing at Moore, Oklahoma USA on Sunday, June 18, 2017

Released 3 yrs ago (6/16/2017 UTC) at Moore, Oklahoma USA


Tracking # 9449010200881430939130 off to Aramena!

Journal Entry 20 by Aramena at Moore, Oklahoma USA on Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Box arrived today! Can't wait to start looking through it!

Journal Entry 21 by Aramena at Moore, Oklahoma USA on Friday, June 23, 2017
Finally got to the post office and mailed the box today! Tracking number 9549 0158 0791 7174 1694 18.

Journal Entry 22 by BOOKWORMINUSALL at Mesa, Arizona USA on Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Variety Genre Bookbox (US only), that is up to 24 books now (many romance), has arrived in Arizona!!! ; ) https://www.bookcrossing.com/forum/20/537789/8953144

"The Eagle" has landed...and just in time for my Matcha Tea break, so I've PMd LaveggioCoffee for her address, and am enjoying a few poems from the "Poetry In Motion From Coast to Coast" Journal Book (love this!) with my tea. Friday (perhaps Saturday) will be the earliest opportunity I will have to look through the box to make my selections and additions, but I wanted to let you know it arrived safely. ; ) I'll send it on its way the first part of next week, and make a quick JE once I post this, as well. ; )

The Eagle

He clasps the crag with crooked hands;
Close to the sun in lonely lands,
Ringed with the azure world, he stands.

The wrinkled sea beneath him crawls;
He watches from his mountain walls,
And like a thunderbolt he falls.

Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809-1892)

Journal Entry 23 by BOOKWORMINUSALL at Mesa, Arizona USA on Sunday, July 02, 2017
Very much enjoyed reading this little Journal Book 7/1. It included some poetry I was familiar with, as well as both odd, and interesting verses, that I was not familiar with.

I have CHOSEN and REMOVED (3) Titles from the Bookbox:

An Assembly Such as This (Fitzwilliam Darcy, Gentleman: Book 1) by Pamela Aidanhttps://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/2571136

Duty And Desire (Fitzwilliam Darcy, Gentlemen: Book 2) by Pamela Aidan https://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/2571140

These Three Remain (Fitzwilliam Darcy, Gentleman, Book 3) by Pamela Aidan https://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/3566607

I have ADDED (3) Titles to the Bookbox:

Moving Target (Harlequin Romantic Suspense) by Kimberly Van Meter

The Michigan Murders by Edward Keyes

The House of God by Samuel Shem, M.D., Ph.D.

And I found LaveggioCoffee's address in my email when I checked it today, so I have the package all ready to mail out...most likely after the 4th of July, but I'll try for the 3rd, if I am feeling better. ; ) I will make release notes that contain the Tracking Number once I do. THANK YOU for organizing, and including me in, your Bookbox, JennyC1230!!! ; )

Journal Entry 24 by BOOKWORMINUSALL at Binghamton, New York USA on Monday, July 03, 2017

Released 3 yrs ago (7/3/2017 UTC) at Binghamton, New York USA




You have not only found yourself a good book, but a whole community of booklovers dedicated to sharing books with each other and the world at large. I hope you'll stick around a bit and get to know BOOKCROSSING http://www.bookcrossing.com/about. Maybe you'll even decide to make a journal entry on this book, possibly listing me...BOOKWORMINUSALL...as the one who referred you. We want to make the whole world a library! You may choose to remain anonymous or to join (it's free!). Feel free to read and keep this book, or to pass it on to a friend, or even set it free "in the wild" for someone else to find as you did. If you do choose to join and journal, then you can watch the book as it travels - you'll be alerted by email each time someone makes another journal entry. It's all confidential (you're known only by your screen name and no one is ever given your email address), it's fun, it's free, and it's spam-free...all thanks to our dedicated totally AWESOME BOOKCROSSING MANAGEMENT http://www.bookcrossing.com/management, and SUPPORT TEAMS!!!


Journal Entry 25 by wingLaveggioCoffeewing at Binghamton, New York USA on Tuesday, July 11, 2017
received the box yesterday.....will post again soon

Journal Entry 26 by wingLaveggioCoffeewing at -- Bookbox, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA on Friday, July 28, 2017

Released 3 yrs ago (7/26/2017 UTC) at -- Bookbox, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA


box is on it's way to BookLovinMama vis USPS
Tracking # 9549010226627207087880
Taken out:
The Children Act
Live from New York
The Taste of Air

Put in:
Revenge of Teacher's Pet
Storm Keeper
In a Sunburned Country
A Spool of Blue Thread

Thanks for including us

Journal Entry 27 by BookLovinMama at Arnold, Missouri USA on Sunday, July 30, 2017
The book box is here. So many great selections. We plan to go through it over the weekend. As the LFL stewards we help are a elementary schools or have very young stewards, I will be putting some of the books back into circulation with bookcrossing members. We received a dozen romance books and I don't want to be the one educating the elementary kiddos! :)

We will log each of the books over the next few days and then put in release notes as we pass them along. Thanks again everyone!

We'll utilize this book as a journal for another bookring/bookray in the near future.

Released 2 yrs ago (12/3/2018 UTC) at Mystery & Thriller Book Box in -- Bookbox, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA


Adding this book to be the "Journal Book" for BookLovinMama's Mystery & Thriller bookray.

Journal Entry 29 by Chicvolley99 at Denver, Colorado USA on Thursday, December 27, 2018
I received the journal book as part of the mystery/thriller bookbox. Will post again when I send out the book to the next person.

Journal Entry 30 by Chicvolley99 at Denver, Colorado USA on Tuesday, January 08, 2019

Released 2 yrs ago (1/7/2019 UTC) at Denver, Colorado USA


Released in the mystery/thriller bookbox. Please enjoy!

Journal Entry 31 by bookpatch at Lakewood, California USA on Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Received in the mystery/thriller bookbox and it will continue its journey there. I am not one much for poetry, honestly, but did adore one of the poems by Alicia Partnoy called Communicaton:

I am talking to you about poetry
and you say
when do we eat.
The worst of it is
I'm hungry too.

Journal Entry 32 by missprisy at Edmond, Oklahoma USA on Friday, June 21, 2019
This book enjoyed a brief stopover in Oklahoma in the Mystery/Thriller Bookbox. Will travel on soon.

Journal Entry 33 by missprisy at by mail, A Bookbox -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Released 1 yr ago (6/25/2019 UTC) at by mail, A Bookbox -- Controlled Releases


Traveling on in a Mystery/Thriller Bookbox!

Journal Entry 34 by wingIddyluwing at Durham, New Hampshire USA on Tuesday, July 02, 2019
Hello from NH! Wow, I love how many journal entries this has gotten, and how long ago it was registered, too! I haven't read the book in full and I probably won't (not much of a poetry person, sorry!), but I'll share my favorites that I found while briefly flipping through it:

I Ask My Mother to Sing
by Li-Young Lee

She begins, and my grandmother joins her.
Mother and daughter sing like young girls.
If my father were alive, he would play
his accordion and sway like a boat.

I've never been in Peking, or the Summer Palace,
nor stood on the great Stone Boat to watch
the rain begin on Kuen Ming Lake, the picknickers
running away in the grass.

But I love to hear it sung;
how the waterlilies fill with rain until
they overturn, spilling water into water,
then rock back, and fill with more.

Both women have begun to cry,
But neither stops her song.

Ventanas Pintadas
by Gloria Fuertes

Vivía en una casa
con dos ventanas de verdad y las otras dos pintadas en la fachada.
Aquellas ventanas pintadas fueron mi primer dolor.
Palpaba las paredes del pasillo,
intentando encontrar las ventanas por dentro.
Todo mi infancia la pasé con el deseo
de asomarme para ver lo que se veía
desde aquellas ventanas que no existieron.

Painted Windows
translated by Philip Levine

I lived in a house
with two real windows and the other two painted on.
Those painted windows caused my first sorrow.
I'd touch the sides of the hall
trying to reach the windows from inside.
I spent my whole childhood wanting
to lean out and see what could be seen
from the windows that weren't there.

Journal Entry 35 by wingIddyluwing at Durham, New Hampshire USA on Saturday, July 20, 2019

Released 1 yr ago (7/19/2019 UTC) at Durham, New Hampshire USA


The Mystery/Thriller bookbox has been mailed out to the next recipient!

Journal Entry 36 by mom2jwn at East Freedom, Pennsylvania USA on Monday, July 22, 2019
Received the mystery thriller book box today, will go through it & choose some books and get it out to next person soon!!

Journal Entry 37 by mom2jwn at Yorktown, Virginia USA on Saturday, July 27, 2019

Released 1 yr ago (7/27/2019 UTC) at Yorktown, Virginia USA


Sent to Nina's Booknook

Journal Entry 38 by Ninas_BookNook at Yorktown, Virginia USA on Monday, August 05, 2019
I received this journal book in the Mystery/Thriller Book Box a few days ago with instructions to journal here. I'm not much into poetry, but will flip through this book before sending it on with the Book Box (currently still waiting to receive address from the next recipient).

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