The Sun Link streetcar is displaying Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven” and “Annabel Lee” on the overhead signs at select stops along the route. There are 23 stops along the streetcar route, 11 of which contain special LED panels that are displaying poetry curated by the University of Arizona Poetry Center. The streaming of the two Poe classics will run though the end of this month.
The streetcar stops are just a portion of the Poe events beginning this month as part of The Big Read. Literacy Connects received a National Endowment for the Arts grant for the program. The NEA, in partnership with Arts Midwest, created The Big Read to support organizations across the country in developing community-wide reading programs that engage diverse audiences.