Poetry Train

a five days coast to coast poetry festival

New York | New Jersey | Pennsylvania | Delaware | Maryland | District Of Columbia | Virginia | West Virginia | Kentucky | Ohio | Indiana | Illinois | Iowa | Missouri | Kansas | Colorado | New Mexico | Arizona | California

Each year the L.A. Poetry Beach Festival will start in NYC.

64 cities / 20 states
Hop on the Coast to Coast Poetry Train. We depart September 20 at 06.45 am from New York and in just 76 hours / three days we pick up as many poets as possible in 64 big cities and small town in 20 different states before we arrive in poetry paradise Los Angeles at September 23rd 08.00 am.

Zin
All poets on the Poetry Train can submit for free a poem for our special Poetry Train zin. Poets have to use one of Bukowski favorite typewriters The Underwood Portable. 

Itinerary
This is the 3.402 miles long route of Poetry Train 2023 from September 20 – 23.

This is the 3.402 miles long route of Poetry Train 2023 from September 20 – 23.

The stops

This is the route of Poetry Train 2023.

CityDayMilesTime (am/pm)City / StationState
1Wed 20 Sep06:45 amNY Penn StationNY
2107:13 amNewarkNJ
3587:40 amTrenton
4908:16 amPhiladelphiaPA
51168:41 amWilmingtonDE
61859:29 amBaltimoreMD
722511:10 amWashingtonDC
823311:29 amAlexandriaVA
925712:02 pmManassas
1029212:35 pmCulpeper
113391:55 pmCharlottesville
123792:57 pmStaunton
134374:05 pmClifton ForgeWV
144715:00 pmWhite Sulphur Springs
154965:31 pmAlderson
165166:01 pmHinton
175396:31 pmPrince (Beckley)
185506:47 pmThurmond
195527:38 pmMontgomery
206188:10 pmCharleston
216679:35 pmHuntington
226829:58 pmAshlandKY
2371210:41 pmSo. Portsmouth-So. Shore
2476511:36 pmMaysville
25Thu 21 Sep8271:03 amCincinnatiOH
268933:05 amConnersvilleIN
279504:44 amIndianapolis
289977:28 amCrawfordsvile
2910247:36 amLafayette
3010717:40 amRensselaer
3111178:43 amDyer
32114610:20 am / 3:15 pmChicagoIL
3311743:50 PMNaperville
3412294:39 PMMendota
3512505:01 PMPrinceton
3613085:53 PMGalesburg
3713666:57 PMFort MadisonIA
3814448:06 PMLa PlataMO
39158310:55 pmKansas City
40Fri 22 Sep162312:32 AMLawrenceKS
4116491:09 AMTopeka
4217843:25 AMNewton
4317634:00 AMHutchinson
4419286:00 AMDodge City
4519786:45 AMGarden City
4620787:06 AMLamarCO
4721318:30 AMLa Junta
4822129:50 AMTrinidad
49223510:56 AMRatonNM
50234612:38 PMLas Vegas
5124112:24 PMLamy
5224784:40 pmAlbuquerque
5326517:03 PMGallup
5427797:45 PMWinslowAZ
5528378:52 PMFlagstaff
5628679:28 PMWilliams Jct.
57301011:41 PMKingman
58Sat 23 Sep307712:44 AMNeedlesCA
5932463:34 AMBarstow
6032834:13 AMVictorville
6133305:37 AMSan Bernardino
6233465:48 AMRiverside
6333766:29 AMFullerton
6434028:15 AMLos Angeles