NYC subways nix poetry and literature

The Metropolitan Transportation Administration in New York City will replace its “Train of Thought” ads, which contain snippets of literary wisdom, with “a new ad campaign designed to communicate subway service advisories and improvements,” according to Transportation Nation. “Train of Thought” featured small pieces of poetry and prose for commuters to read and re-read in transit. In 2008, “Train of Thought” replaced “Poetry in Motion,” a similar series devoted solely to poetry. Reflect on “The Literary Decline of the Subway” here.