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and no spiders were harmed Receives First Place - Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets 2016 Chapbook Contest

Wednesday, May 5, 2016


Two Madison-area poets received top honors for their poetry at the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets annual spring conference in Madison, April 30, 2016.

Steve Tomasko, Middleton, WI was awarded First Place for his chapbook, And No Spiders Were Harmed (Red Bird Chapbooks, St. Paul, MN). Second Place went to Sandy Stark, Madison, WI for her chapbook, The Toolbox Poems (Finishing Line Press, Georgetown, KY).

Special mention was given to Naomi Cochran, Hayward, for Finding Ourselves in Alzheimer’s and to Stephen Anderson, Shorewood for Navigating in the Sun.

WFOP also extended awards to several writers for individual poems. Winners of The 2016 Muse Prize for Excellence in Poetry included:

First Place to Mike Orlock, Sturgeon Bay; Second Place to Paula Schulz, Slinger; Third Place to Jude Genereaux, Sarona. Honorable Mentions went to Bobbie Lovell, DePere; Annette L. Grunseth, Green Bay; and Laurel Devitt, La Crosse.

Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets (WFOP) is an organization founded for the creation, promotion and enjoyment of poetry throughout the state of Wisconsin. Membership is open to residents and former residents of Wisconsin who are interested in the aims and endeavors of the organization. For more information,

An evening of literature, music and art with Red Bird Chapbooks

Please join Red Bird Chapbooks at Artista Bottega for an evening of poetry and prose on Friday, March 25, 2016.  The reading will begin at 7:00 pm and will feature authors and editors from the Red Bird team including Elizabeth Dingmann Schneider, Norita Dittberner-Jax, Sarah Hayes, Eric Hove, Josh Hegarty, Nicola Koh, Beth Mayer, Tami Mohamed-Brown, Stephanie Olson, and Nancy Yoder-Bidwell.

There will be live harp music performed by Brad Braund before and after the reading and we will have a drawing to give away a Red Bird broadside at the end of the evening.      

Artista Bottega
937 7th Street West
Saint Paul MN 55102


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