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Attention all area residents, students, transit riders and writers!

Metro Transit and Madison's Poet Laureate invite you to send short poems, haiku, prose poems, or excerpts from longer poems, 3-5 lines total, to the Bus Lines 2017 open call for poetry. Chosen poems may appear on Metro promotional materials including the exterior of the bus!

Submissions can be made in English or Spanish.

The theme this year is "Imagine Madison” – What is your unique vision for our community? What do you want to be different? What do you want for Madison in 10, 20, even 30 years? We want to get your individual perspective; to hear your distinct voice.


Share your poetry stories about your vision with the thousands of passengers who share the bus with you every day. Select poems will be chosen to appear on Metro promotional materials.



Submissions can include up to (3) poems, 3 to 5 lines each. All entries must include poet's name along with their phone number and email address. Students also need to include their school, grade and contact information of a sponsoring adult.

Please send entries to


Entries must be submitted by Friday, March 17. All submissions are final.

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