Midwest Poetics

AWP 2015 Midwest Poetics Panel, with Brenda Cardenas, Margaret Rozga, Wendy Vardaman, Fabu, and Kimberly Blaeser (also pictured, Nick Demske)

AWP 2015 Midwest Poetics Panel, with Brenda Cardenas, Margaret Rozga, Wendy Vardaman, Fabu, and Kimberly Blaeser (also pictured, Nick Demske)

#MidwestPoetics is a project + a hashtag

We invite you to post on Twitter using #MidwestPoetics. Read about the Cowfeather / Verse Wisconsin anthology project, Local Grounds, Midwest Poetics. Check out our Google doc, below, and add a resource or a project.


Midwest Poetics – a video explanation

 

Midwest Poetics – Google doc

Resources & projects pertaining to Midwest Poetry & Poetics (click link to view full size) started for AWP15. Add yours by making a comment directly on the document.

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Echolocations, Poets Map Madison

echolocationsedited by Sarah Sadie Busse, Wendy Vardaman & Shoshauna Shy

ISBN 978-0-9846568-4-4, softcover, poetry
November 2013
also available as a Kindle book
Group Discussions: Download pdf of questions and promts

Proceeds benefit the Madison Poet Laureate Fund. Read more about the Madison Poet Laureate programa volunteer position overseen by the Madison Arts Commission.

Here’s a literary block party filled with both echoes and locations, as more than 100 poets share poems that refer to specific Madison places. Long-time residents live next door to writers who passed through for only a while. Local streets intersect with myth, history, personal narrative and ecology. More than geography, more than chronology, what emerges is something akin to the shifting psyche of a city. Poem by poem, a new map evolves, folds back upon its own stories, and rewrites itself over and over through its sounds and its silences, taking into account a variety of perspectives, a multitude of voices. In the end these poets ask us, How many Madisons are there?

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