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2014/15 Bus Lines Call For Poetry Call for Poetry

Submit in Verse: Write Your Madison

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

Metro Transit and Madison's Poets Laureate invite you to send short poems, haiku, prose poems, or excerpts from longer poems, 3-5 lines total, to the Bus Lines 2014/15 open call for poetry.

The theme 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.

Video poems will also be accepted. Select video submissions will be featured at mymetrobus.com and on Metro's YouTube channel.


Select poems will also be chosen to appear on the exterior of a bus! Additionally, selected poets will be invited to read their entires at the Olbrich Garden Poetry Event on May 17, 2015.

Submission details

Featured poems will be chosen from the following categories:

  • Elementary Students
  • Middle School Students
  • High School Students
  • Adults (18+)

Submissions can include up to (3) poems. If your poem includes a title, please bold it and be sure to include it in your total line count.

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.



All submissions, including video poems, can be sent to mymetrobus@cityofmadison.com 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 2015


After you submit your poems, don't forget to tweet them out using #WriteYourMadison!




Metro Transit: (608) 266-4466; E-mail: mymetrobus@cityofmadison.com