Passwords Winners

Announcing PassWords Winners

Wormfarm Institute is pleased to announce the winners of PassWords, a biennial competition for roadside poems inspired by the old Burma Shave ads! Guest judge Angela Trudell Vasquez, Poet Laureate of Madison, selected the following poets: Jason Eckenroth, Providence, RI Jacqueline Singleton, Spring Green, WI Lindy Biller, Madison, WI Madeline Meyer, Reedsburg, WI Woody Leslie, Murray, KY  Each poet will receive $100 and be featured on the 2020 Farm/Art DTour (Sept 26-Oct 4), a free, self-guided, agri/cultural excursion through Wisconsin's working farmland. Can’t wait for the DTour? Angie also selected four honorable mentions. Read their poems below: Mailbox juts out Broke my Side view mirror Lost my sense Of reflection  —Mike Walker One yellow leaf sent Aqua Summer running. Fall's sky, pregnant Now, scene changing New world coming —Rob McClure FEED THE CHICKENS MILK THE COW WHERE ON EARTH IS SUZIE THE SOW? —Parker Sharpe cultivators  bards  see what has grown from the seeds you have sown —Gwynneth Green


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