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2015/16 Bus Lines Call For Poetry Call For Poetry

Metro and the Madison Poets Laureate invite you to send short poems, haiku, prose poems, or exerpts from longer poems, 3-5 lines total, to the Bus Lines - Call for Poetry.

Submissions can be made in English, Spanish or even Spanglish!

The theme this year is "Write Your Madison." Help us see what you see and hear what you hear. Share your poetry stories about Madison with the thousands of passengers who share the bus with you every day. Select poems will be chosen to appear on Metro promotional materials.


Featured poems will be chosen from the following categories:
Elementary Students, Middle School Students, High School Students, and Adults (18+).

Submissions can include up to (3) poems. Students should include their name, school, grade and sponsoring adult if under 18. Please also include a contact phone and/or email for both the student and sponsoring adult. Adult entrants should include their name, phone and email address.

Please send entries to or mailed to:
Metro Transit, Attn: Bus Lines Poetry, 1245 E. Washington Ave., Suite 201, Madison, WI 53703.

Entries must be submitted by January, 31 2016. All submissions are final.


For a complete list of the 2014/15 winning work, check out our Poetry Archives page.

Be sure to follow Metro on Twitter or sign up to receive alerts to stay updated on this year's poetry program!

City of Madison's Poets Laureate Website

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Reduced Service
Thursday, Nov. 26 AND Friday, Nov. 27

Metro operates HOLIDAY schedules on Thursday and SATURDAY schedules on Friday.
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