Verse Wisconsin (2010-2014), a non-commercial, hybrid print-online magazine with compatible but different contents, published 15 online and 13 print issues. Its last issue appeared in April, 2014. This website archives all 28 issues, as well as information about more than 60 VW events held in Wisconsin and beyond. VW's editors publish occasional projects as Cowfeather Press. Sign up at the right for Cowfeather news and announcements, and follow Verse Wisconsin/ Cowfeather on Facebook. The anthology, Local Ground(s)—Midwest Poetics: Selected Prose Verse Wisconsin 2009-2014, Edited by Sarah Busse & Wendy Vardaman, Cowfeather Press, 2014, collects some of the essays published in Verse Wisconsin, and is also VW's final print issue (114). Click on links below to browse our free archive. Rights to all work belong to individual authors.
Cowfeather Press began as a project of Verse Wisconsin and continues to publish occasional projects. Purchase books through their authors, at Cowfeather events, or on Amazon.
About Verse Wisconsin
Verse Wisconsin, co-edited by Sarah Busse and Wendy Vardaman from 2009-2014, was originally published as Free Verse from 1998-2009. The magazine was born out of a creative writing workshop, and carried on as a labor of love by Linda Aschbrenner, of Marshfield, Wisconsin, who published 100 issues of the magazine and chapbooks as Marsh River Editions.Verse Wisconsin Online was founded by Busse & Vardaman in 2009.
Verse Wisconsin publishes poetry and serves the community of poets in Wisconsin and beyond. In fulfilling our mission we:
• showcase the excellence and diversity of poetry rooted in or related to Wisconsin
• connect Wisconsin's poets to each other and to the larger literary world
• foster critical conversations about poetry
• build and invigorate the audience for poetry
Linda Aschbrenner, B.J. Best, Cathryn Cofell, Ron Czerwien, Tom Erickson, Fabu, David Graham, Angela Rydell, Marilyn L. Taylor