Verse Wisconsin 112 contains poetry and prose about "Parents & Children," including a selection of poems written in response to Forward Theater Company's season opener, Sons of the Prophet, artwork from "The Exquisite Uterus Project," interviews with Antler and Moisés Villavicencio Barras, a conversation about sentiment & sentimentality with six poets, book reviews, audio, and poetry news from Wisconsin. Our next issue, "Midwest Remix," will be available in April.
In 2013-14, Verse Wisconsin will appear biannually, Spring & Fall. Verse Wisconsin is a print-online magazine with compatible but different contents. We welcome reviews through February 15, 2014 (see books received) and news of interesting or innovative poetry programs. Read, view, & listen to the online edition now. Please join us at an upcoming event and support Verse Wisconsin!
VW is closed to poetry submissions.
Echolocations Launch Event
Event photos by Martha Kaplan. Audio from Echolocations' contributors.
Poetry collage, "Found Sound" & local haiku created 11-23-13 at the launch.
Poetry Bikes Launch in April
Poetry Bikes are part of a 3-way partnership of Madison B-Cycle, Poetry Jumps Off the Shelf, and Cowfeather Press. The 10 poems chosen by PJOS to go on the bikes are among those submitted to the Madison anthology project. They will appear, along with all of the selected poems, in Echolocations, Poets Map Madison, Cowfeather Press, Fall 2013. Proceeds from the anthology will go to the John Tuschen Poet Laureate Memorial Fund that exists to remember Madison's first laureate, as well as to provide, eventually, some expenses for projects of future city laureates. Thirty poetry bikes are available for rent through B-Cycle around Madison!
Verse Wisconsin in the News
- Write Your Madison & Echolocations, Poets Map Madison in Capital Times 11/20/2013
- Echolocations Shares Poetry about Madison in Isthmus 11/21/2013
- Sheepshead Review "The Aesthetic Project"
- Wisconsin Public Radio Spectrum West, 9/26/2013
- WORT Radio Literature, April 25, 2013, Interview with Moisés Villavicencio Barras & Sarah Busse
- Poetic Bike Launch (Cowfeather Press)
- Wisconsin State Journal, Poetry in devotion: Committee seeks nominations for next statewide ambassador, 10/12
- New Pages Review of Verse Wisconsin 109, 9/18/12
- Madison Magazine Best of 2012 Award, 7/12
- Wisconsin People & Ideas, "5Q-Cowfeather Press," Fall 2011
- Wisconsin People & Ideas, "Verse-O-Matic Delivers Bite Size Poetry (and Candy)," Summer 2011
- Harriet the Blog: The Poetry Foundation, 5/11
- WORT Radio Literature, 4/21-11, interview with Wendy Vardaman on sonnets & VW105 Forms issue
- Madison Magazine Liberal-Arts Blog, 3/11
- VW 104 interview with John Koethe at Poetry Daily, 3/11
- Duotrope Digest, 8/10, Interview
- Isthmus, 8/12/10
- WORT Radio Literature, 7/22/10, 7:30 pm, with Sarah Busse
- VW 102 interview with Matthea Harvey at Poetry Daily, 7/10
- Madison Magazine Liberal-Arts Blog, 3/10
- Coffee Spew (Blog of Cambridge Book Review), 3/10
- Poetry Dispatch, 3/10
- Square 77 (Wisconsin State Journal), 3/10
- Wisonsin People & Ideas, 1/10
- Madison Magazine, 11/09
- WORT Radio Literature, 10/15/09, 7:30 pm
Listen to an excerpt of Sarah Busse's interview with WORT
Newer Wisconsin Poetry Publishers
- Furrow, Published by the UW-Milwaukee. A journal for undergraduate work, emphasis on Milwaukee area.
- Lake City Lights, An Online Poetry Anthology
- Midwest Prairie Review, celebrates the imagination, energy, and human spirit of the Midwest Prairielands.
- The Rued Review, students of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay working to develop a journal of the arts.
- Zarigueya Press, publishes outstanding collections of contemporary poetry by women.
- N.E.W. Voices, A Literary Platform for North-East Wisconsin, c/o Caravaggio Press, P.O. Box 41, Ellison Bay, WI 54210, or email Nancy Rafal, mrsticket(at)gmail(dot)com
- Redzine, a literary magazine publishing poetry and fiction.
- Stoneboat, a literary journal based in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Poetry, short prose, and black-and-white art.
- Rescue Press, publishes work by activists, artists, craftsmen, entrepreneurs, list-makers, philosophers, poets, scientists, writers, and creative thinkers of all kinds.
- Devil's Lake, an online journal published twice a year at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Poetry and fiction.
- Otherwise, A Young Writers' Poetry Journal, a non-profit project launched by a Milwaukee school teacher/poet. Accepts submissions from young writers ages 5-17.