Nossi Design Student creates Poetry in Motion 2014

Poetry in Motion – Designed by Nossi College of Art Student Hannah Burchard.


NASHVILLE, Tenn. – March 12, 2014 – The nationally renowned Poetry in Motion® program returns to Nashville for its third year this April, showcasing student-written poetry and song lyrics on Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) vehicles across the county. The 2014 version of the student competition is part of the Student Legacy Program, established by the NCAA and developed locally in conjunction with Nashville hosting the 2014 NCAA Women’s Final Four on April 6-8 at the Bridgestone Arena. More information on the Women’s Final Four and local activities can be found here.

Created in 1992 by the Poetry Society of America, Poetry in Motion® was designed to showcase classic and contemporary poetry in public transit vehicles. The program has appeared in more than 30 cities, including Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphi, and Washington D.C.. Nashville made its debut on MTA vehicles in 2012.

“Poetry in Motion® allows another group of Nashville artists to share their special talents across the county and with all the visitors who will attend the Women’s Final Four. It is an honor to showcase these talented young students as part of the city’s public art program,” said Jennifer Cole, executive director of the Metro Nashville Arts Commission.

For this year’s competition, The Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum and Southern Word featured artist-led residence workshops at seven area middle schools.

In addition to working with middle schools to create to poems for Poetry in Motion, Metro Arts reached out to Nossi College of Art to help come up with the poster designs for the 2014 Poetry in Motion. This year, Hannah Burchard, a graphic design student at Nossi, was challenged with creating 16 separate posters for 16 poems. Because of her talents, Metro Arts also reached out to her to design the ad for Poetry in Motion that was featured in Nashville Arts Magazine (page 95).

It is  important for students to work with the Office of Student Activities at Nossi because this office is designed to get students out of the classroom and out into the real world – making their own creative opportunities. By graduation, many of our students have a full portfolio of real work to discuss in job interviews. Last year, 95 percent of Nossi students were placed in a career through our Career Services office.

View all of Hannah’s Poetry in Motion designs here (friend us on Facebook while you are there!)