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Bus Lines is now bilingual!

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 2015/16 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.

Poems can be submitted in English, Spanish or even Spanglish! Select work will appear on Metro promotional materials including the exterior of a bus.

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

Entries are due: January, 31 2016

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

For more information, contact Metro's service center at (608) 266-4466 or, or visit us online at


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