Call for Poetry!


Metro Transit and Madison’s Poets Laureate invite you to send poems, haiku, prose poems, or excerpts from longer poems, 3-5 lines total, to the Bus Lines 2016 open call for poetry. Submission can be made in English or Spanish.

The theme is “Write Your Madison.” Share your poetry about Madison with the thousands of passengers who share the bus with you every day. 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. Please also include a contact phone and email address. Adult entrants should include their name, phone, and email address. 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.


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