Woodrow Hall Editions
by the plethora of innovative proposals for the Woodrow Hall
Jumpstart Award, Woodrow Hall Editions decided to offer the
runner-up some monetary assistance for their project or program
idea, as well.
2012, the recipients of this funding were Susan Elbe, Sara Parrell, Jesse Lee
Kercheval and Katrin Talbot for their partnership with the Chazen Museum of Art
to bring The Bridge Poetry Series to Madison. An ongoing year-round program,
poets from around the state are invited to respond to a work of art from a particular
exhibit, and then share their poem at a public reading. This award is to fund the September
2012 reading in the series.
2011, the recipient of this funding was John Bloner, Jr. of Kenosha Community
Media. In partnership with Southport Press, the Kenosha Writers' Guild,
Kenosha Transit and the Rhode Center for the Arts, John arranged for local
poet-artist pairs to produce placards of their collaborative work and have
them installed on five historic streetcars. These brightly-painted vintage
trolleys journey two miles past museums and parks in downtown Kenosha.
Go to trainweb.org/twerhs/kenosha.html to
learn more and see them in action! You can also see samples of the poetry placards here: