Madison, Wisconsin

 

ORGANIZER: Ron Czerwien, poet and proprietor of Avol’s Books

CONTACT: avols@chorus.net

LOCATION:
315 W Gorham St
Madison, WI 53703-2000
(608) 255-4730

 

 

 

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Madison, Wisconsin — 10 Comments

  1. I know of an event being planned in Milwaukee. Another in Sheboygan. During the demonstrations in Madison I was inspired by what I saw happening at the Forward statue on the Capitol Square. I thought then as I do now, that here was the place for poets from all over Wisconsin to come in force, joining up to raise their voices for transformation so that we are governed impeccably and with wisdom.What better place to do this than at our Capitol? If interested please respond to this, or let us know what you are doing in your part of Wisconsin. Let us hear from you. It’s all good!
    Doc


    Wisconsin Historical Society

  2. I know of an event being planned in Milwaukee. Another in Sheboygan. During the demonstrations in Madison I was inspired by what I saw happening at the Forward statue on the Capitol Square. I thought then as I do now, that here was the place for poets from all over Wisconsin to come in force, joining up to raise their voices for transformation so that we are governed impeccably and with wisdom.What better place to do this than at our Capitol? If interested please respond to this, or let us know what you are doing in your part of Wisconsin. Let us hear from you. It’s all good!
    Doc

  3. Here is Patricia Monaghan, her husband and friends in Blackearth, Wisconsin. The work in Chicago, but call Blackearth their home and they have an Institute, a think-tank of poets.
    I love this: (www.blackearthinstitute.org

    Amylia Grace is a willing Madison reader and maybe she’s even going to help contact poets there and help organize! She is wonderful! In Sheboygan, Lisa Vihos is organizing a poetry reading there. She has an amazing lineup of poets, including Wisconsin’s poet laureate. http://wipoetlaureate.wi.gov/
    Bruce Dethlefsen Named Poet Laureate

  4. MAD ENOUGH TO KILL

    feeling
    mad enough to kill
    for what is taken

    to move and remove
    the male obstructions and their zeal for power

    dressed in suits and groomed to perfection

    cut their faces open to bleed out the poison
    then cry into their eyes to wash away the blindness

    when rage chainsaws
    through their ribs to have a deep
    ponderous look
    at their hearts
    if hearts are even inside them
    instead of little bundles of our money
    will rage break down weeping and exhausted?

    Government for the people
    can no longer exist

    we have been divided away
    a selection of cattle and pawns

    in greedfest and thieves feast and asylum rule as the mouth of law
    turns a slow bone
    to suck
    the last drops of delicious flavor from the barbequed workers
    of America

    Is this what the founding fathers felt
    against England to make

    a decision opposed to the learned sanctity of human love
    to bear arms
    against oppression
    and then write it as a law
    into their newly fashioned Constitution?

    Statesmen whose somewhat shining souls
    leered out of the the dim background of slavery which housed them
    unwittingly spellbound by ideals of freedom
    for all

    What future
    holds these truths to be self evident?

    Jails of poverty for all
    jails of steel and concrete for the angry poor
    ignorant of the fineries of diplomacy
    trapped in the vagaries of street thug ignorance
    more useful for the richest plunderers who make whatever laws they choose
    the white assassins of the American dream machine

    the ones
    whose highest courts
    give corporations godly power over us all

    the men who talk in dark bloody sentences about the sanctity of the rich

    and how the poor must pay them

    for crumbs

  5. The Madison event is scheduled to take place at Elizabeth Link Peace Park in the 400 block of State Street, from 11am to 6 pm. Participants are asked to sign up by contacting Avol’s Bookstore, 608-255-4730, or by email at avols@chorus.net. Each participant will have 10 minutes to read poetry or short prose on the themes of the day: social, environmental and political change. The work can be original or written by someone else. Questions should be directed to Ron Czerwien at Avol’s Bookstore.

  6. Right now the forecast calls for 62 degrees, “with showers at times.” We have two pole tents, one for the readers and one for the audience. We will make every effort to remain in the Park. If it becomes windy or the light showers turn into a thunderstorm, we will move to Avol’s Bookstore, a block away, at 315 W. Gorham. You might consider bringing an umbrella to share with family & friends.

    All the reading slots have been filled!

    THANK YOU MADISON, SEE YOU SATURDAY!

  7. [img]http://www.bigbridge.org/100thousandpoetsforchange/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/LaurelBastian.jpg[/img]
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