Write On is pleased to enter our fourth year of collaboration with Midsummer’s Music!
Local and visiting poets were asked to create original poems based on music to be played at one of Midsummer’s concerts. Poets were sent a CD of music to be performed the night of their concert, but with no information as to the composers or other details. Poets were asked to write a poem or poems in response to the emotions evoked by the music they heard. Music and Poetry will take place at eight of Midsummer’s concerts, occurring at different venues throughout the county. The featured poet for tonight’s concert is Alison Townsend.
To order tickets, visit www.midummersmusic.com or call 920-854-7088.
Alison Townsend’s newest book, The Persistence of Rivers: An Essay on Moving Water, was published by Burrow Press and won the 2016 Jeanne Leiby Award. She is also the author of two award-wining books of poetry, The Blue Dress: Poems and Prose Poems, and Persephone in America, and two poetry chapbooks. Her writing has won a Pushcart Prize, The Crab Orchard Open Poetry Competition, a Wisconsin Literary Arts Grant, and many other awards. Her poetry and essays appear widely, in journals such as Bellingham Review, Brevity, Parabola, and The Southern Review, and have been frequently anthologized. Professor Emerita of English and Women’s Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, she lives on four acres of prairie and oak savanna in the country outside Madison.