We received nearly fifty submissions, and there were many exemplary poems and fascinating histories of the La Crosse area. A reminder that the “Hear, Here” project is always open for story submissions, at http://www.
The “Hear, Here” Poetry Contest will conclude on June 10, at Artspire. Join us to celebrate the winning poems and to welcome 2017-2018 Wisconsin Poet Laureate Karla Huston, who will wrap up the festivities with a reading of her own work, including a group of poems about La Crosse’s old Doerflinger’s department store, where she once worked.
Thank you to all of the writers who submitted such energized and interesting poems. We’ve been delighted by the outpouring of stories and interest.
UWL Associate Professor of History
“Hear, Here” La Crosse Director
UWL Associate Professor of English
Hear, Here, an oral history project chronicling stories from downtown La Crosse, announces a downtown La Crosse poetry contest. The organizers, Professors Ariel Beaujot and William Stobb, seek submissions of original poems that give voice to personal and/or public histories, or that engage downtown La Crosse landmarks or events. Winners receive cash, publication, public recognition, a commemorative broadside, and inclusion in the Hear, Here archive.