Community Poets Gallery

We’re pleased to announce an exciting community feature of our program — the Community Poets Gallery.

In addition to printed poems, participating restaurants distribute Community Poem Prompt cards that encourage diners to write poems in response to their meals.

The poems featured on this page represent some of our favorite community responses.


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“Untitled” submitted by Jenny Zirkelbach — April 2016, Stone Creek

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“Untitled” submitted by Alexandra Frankel — April 2016, Nessun Dorma, Milwaukee

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“Order at a Neighborhood Establishment” submitted by Lee Chato — April 2016, The Nitty Gritty, Middleton

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“Brunch, a haiku” submitted by Carolyn Bates — April 11, 2015, Café Corazon, Milwaukee

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“Hungry” submitted by Patrick — April 8, 2015, Honeybee, Milwaukee

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“The lakefront cups me to the left” submitted by Joann Reynolds — April 27, 2015, Thief Wine, Milwaukee

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“Community Poem #4” submitted by Valerie Vineyard — April 8, 2015, Pizza Man, Milwaukee


community card poem1“Ode on Chipped White Plate” submitted by Roxane Mayeur — April 8, 2014, Blue Jacket, Milwaukee