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LIT CITY: On The Move

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LIT CITY: On The Move is a public art collaboration between Just Buffalo Literary Center and the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA) that brings poems by local writers to bus shelters, rail stations, and buses throughout the city of Buffalo.

The latest in a series of public art projects by Just Buffalo collectively called LIT CITY, a celebration of Buffalo’s literary legacy, LIT CITY: On the Move joins a growing list of recent LIT CITY projects, including:

  • LIT CITY Voices, a series of video poems highlighting local writers
  • LIT CITY Sidewalk Poems, the ongoing installation of spray-chalked poems on city sidewalks
  • LIT CITY, a series of banners along Buffalo’s Literary Corridor on Washington St. honoring the region’s notable writers

The LIT CITY: On The Move poem installation is currently in progress. If you encounter a poem, share it with @justbuffalolit on social media using #LitCityOnTheMove!

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Participating Writers

Kazim Ali • Elle Bader-Gregory • Ansie Baird • Theodore Bellavia-Frank • Nzingha • Kim Chinquee • Lucille Clifton • Emma DeRose • Ates • Sage Enderton • Carson Feero • Allei Floyd • Joe Hall • Jillian Hanesworth • Zanaya Hussain • Justin Karcher • Amanda Kelly • David Kowalczyk • Aaron Lebediker • Raina Lipsitz • Rebekah S. Malone • Liam McMahon • Danny Merlino • Ariana Nadia Nash • Julianne Neely • Jahton Perry • Trinity Ridout • Sherry Robbins • Millie Rae • Katie R. • Maria Scrivani • Maya Simmons • Irene Sipos • Lytton Smith • Annette Daniels Taylor • Carol Townsend • Julio Montalvo Valentín & Braulio Valentín • Keira Lorelei VanDerBeck • Dana Venerable • Taylor Yarns • Janna Willoughby-Lohr • ryki zuckerman

Read the Poems

Flip through and explore all of the poems in LIT CITY: On the Move.

A Map of “On the Move” Poems

Use this Google Map to find and document poem locations, which are, well . . . on the move!

See a poem out and about in Buffalo? Email us at info@justbuffalo.org or send us a message on social media and we can update the map accordingly.

Special Thanks to Our Partner

NFTA-Metro keeps all of Buffalo on the move!

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