edited by Sarah Sadie Busse, Wendy Vardaman & Shoshauna Shy
ISBN 978-0-9846568-4-4, softcover, poetry
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 program, a 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?