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Fiction & Poetry Contests

of the need for lyricwhispers and fingertipsbehind my earlike a distant melody

of dappled water that flowswhere tulips opentheir soft petals spreadinglike a morning yawn

Solid as fish shimmerleaping from the skyto regain its ground,its Rock River,its Seine.

This bluethis morning is mere garmentsde mes mémoires faibles.

At the birth of a third daughter, on the eve of world war,my grandfather refused to look at heror come in from the barn.In that old country, deepwithin my newborn mother,in my invisible ovary home,

Closeup of purple carnation

The woman stands in a yellow sundress and sandals, snow circling her blue ankles. It’s January in Milwaukee, and she’s out on the street half-naked.

Photo of Mary Wehner

Mary Wehner shares a reading of her prizewinning poems from the Wisconsin People & Ideas Poetry Contest.

Photo of Jack Harris

Jack Harris reads his award-winning story, “Aeshnidae,” from the 2018 Wisconsin People & Ideas Fiction Contest.

Photo of Hansa Kerman Pistotnik

Hansa Kerman Pistotnik reads “Salvation Doesn’t Come, her prizewinning poem from the 2017 Wisconsin People & Ideas Poetry Contest, along with a few others.

Photo of Lisa Vihos

 Lisa Vihos reads a few poems, including her award-winning work, “Lesson at the Checkpoint,” from the 2015 Wisconsin People & Ideas Poetry Contest.

Photo of Michael Hopkins

Michael Hopkins reads his award-winning work, “Mirror Box,” from the 2019 Wisconsin People & Ideas fiction contest.

Ann Zindler reads from her award-winning story, "The Rescue," from the Wisconsin People & Ideas Fiction Contest.

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