Poetry on the Go: Alexandria Transit Company Welcomes Submissions for DASHing Words in Motion Contest

Interested writers, 16 years and older, must enter by Jan. 14, 2022


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ALEXANDRIA, VA – Want to introduce the public to your poetry? Here’s a good way. The Alexandria Transit Company is looking for entries for their ninth annual DASHing Words in Motion poetry contest.

An Alexandria eNews bulletin says the contest “will bring recognition to writers, promotes an appreciation of poetry as an art form, and provides inspiration to individuals using the Alexandria Transit Company’s DASH Buses and Trolleys.”

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DASHing Words in Motion is open to writers 16 years and older who live and work in Alexandria. The submission deadline is Friday, Jan. 14, 2022. Submit your work HERE.

Writers whose work is selected will not be reimbursed for its use.

To learn about the city’s literary programs, visit To find out about KaNikki Jakarta, Alexandria’s Poet Laureate and her work, visit To contact her, write to: [email protected].

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Kevin Dauray

Kevin is Publisher's Assistant with The Zebra Press. He has been working for Alexandria's "Good News" newspaper since 2019. A graduate of George Mason University, he earned a bachelor's in English with a concentration in Creative Writing. He also studied at the Columbia School of Broadcasting and holds a master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Marymount University. He is an alumnus of T.C. Williams High School. Go Titans!

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