In 2016 King County residents participated in a poetry competition where over 1,600 original poems on the theme of water were submitted for consideration. Poetry on Buses poet planner Jourdan Keith, together with community liaisons, organized eleven community poetry workshops to encourage the public to submit poems. The community liaisons worked with local poets and Poetry on Buses staff to shape bilingual workshops tailored to the needs of Seattle and King County’s diverse communities. Workshops focused on Chinese, Ethiopian, Punjab, Spanish speaking, African-American and Tlingit communities. Along with addressing topics of water justice and water conservation, the poems also explored themes such as rain, memory, family and discovery.

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