Poetry For The HART

As part of its Public Art Initiative, the Town’s Public Art Advisory Committee annually invites teen poets (ages 14 - 18) residing or attending school in Huntington to submit their work for inclusion in the Poetry for the HART Teen Poetry Project.

Selected poetry is displayed inside buses on ad panels on the Town’s HART bus system for a minimum of one year. The winning entries are also published in The Long Islander newspaper.  The Town recognizes the winning poets at an evening award ceremony and poetry reading held at the Walt Whitman Birthplace in late April (National Poetry Month) each year (click here for information on the current award ceremony & reading).  In addition, any winning poems inspired by one of several designated artworks on view at the Heckscher Museum of Art and submitted under the optional "Poetry and Art" category will also be displayed in the Museum. 

Winning Poems from Prior Years:  To view listings of winners from prior years, click here.

Current Submission Requirements:  Click here

Ready to Submit?  Click here to access an online submission form.  You will have the option to save and return later to this form if you can't complete it now. 

Prefer to Submit in Person or by Mail?  Download a computer-fillable PDF entry form

Having problems with your submission?  Contact the Division of Cultural Affairs at 631-351-3099 or via e-mail at