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Poetry Readings, Listenings*, & Performances
*thanks to D. B. Appleton
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First Fridays 11 pm: Mind's Eye Radio: Madison area poets and writers rant, rave and reminisce on a new topic each month; airs on WORT, 89.9 FM.

Thursday nights 7:30 pm: Radio Literature: Show with local poets, writers and guest readers airs on WORT, 89.9 FM.

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2015 Wisconsin Festival of Poetry Series: “A FLOWERING OF POETRY”
The Fountain BAR & RESTAURANT, 122 State St Madison, WI.
All readings start at 2:00 p.m. Admission is FREE
For more information, call 608-242-7340 or e-mail
CANCELED—SNOW—February 1: Bonnie Queen Anne
Andrea Musher, Alex Harwood, Linda Voit, Jeanie Tomasko, Steve Tomasko, Marilyn Annucci.
February 8: Forever The Daisy
Lynn Patrick Smith, Kimberly Blanchette, Jo Scheder, Lenore Coberly, Tim Walsh, Martha Kaplan.
February 15: A Rose By Any Other Name
Catherine Jagoe, Judy Washbush, Guy Thorvaldsen, Richard Merelman, Araceli Esparza, Jessica Frank.
February 22: Under An Ultraviolet Light
Brent Christianson, Gay Davidson-Zielske, Lori Lipsky, Donna Carnes, Gillian Nevers, Richard Roe.
March 1: A Carnation A Day
Fran Rall, Fabu, Angela Voras-Hills, Gary Powell, Robin Chapman, Steve Fortney.
March 8: Rolling In Clover
Jeri McCormick, Dominic Holt, Morgan Harlow, Lewis Bosworth, Cristina Norcross, Patricia Jameson.
March 15: Up Spring The Lilacs
Eileen Rosensteel, Ron Czerwien, CX Dillhunt, Jody Curley, Lisa Marie Brodsky, Bobbie Krinsky.
March 22: Going Bananas With Poppy
Marilyn Taylor, Dave Scheler, Mary Rowin, F.J. Bergmann, Judith Zukerman, John Lehman, Jay-Z-Roh.

February 5, 7–9 pm: First Thursday Bubbler Poetry Open Mike, Central Branch Library Bubbler Room, 201 W. Mifflin St. 6–6:30 pm: poetry mini-workshop. For info 608-566-9087 or

Friday, February 6, 8 pm: Madtown Poetry Open Mic, hosted by Ron Czerwien at Mother Fool's Coffeehouse, welcomes all forms of poetry. Each month a featured reader is showcased for 15-20 minutes, followed by the open mic. February featured readers are Jeanie & Steve Tomasko. Readers in the open mic are invited to read their original work for up to five minutes. Sign up starts at 7 pm and the event begins at 8 pm.

Sporadic Second Fridays, 7:30 pm. Featured readers followed by open mike. For additional information contact Annie Randall at the Village Booksmith, 526 Oak St, Baraboo. 608-355-1001;

February 21, Saturday, 7 pm: Urban Spoken Word poetry slam and monthly open mic. The Urban Spoken Word Poetry Collective has consistently packed Genna’s upstairs room, displaying the best performance poets both locally and nationally. The poetry is passionate, funny, powerful and always entertaining; each slam is a competition wherein the competing poets can earn slots at this year’s Madison Slam Finals.Poetry slam is the art—and sport—of competitive poetry reading. Five judges are picked at random from the audience, and performers are judged based on content, delivery, form and originality. Each poet has three minutes, and cannot use props, costumes or music; it’s just the voice and the mic. Part poetry, part theater, part stand-up comedy, part oratory, slam is a constantly-evolving form, and always entertaining. At Genna’s on the Capitol square. Contact David at for more information.