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A Good Year - Andrea Potos, Evie Robillard, Katrin Talbot, Rosemary Zurlo-Cuva  - <span class="date-display-single">10/17/2014 - 5:00pm</span>

A Good Year

10/17/2014 - 5:00pm

Central Library - The Bubbler

Andrea Potos, Evie Robillard, Katrin Talbot, and Rosemary Zurlo-Cuva are Madison poets whose widely different styles and sensibilities have not kept them from nurturing each other's work in a poetry group every other week for more than a decade. This year, all four have new chapbooks to celebrate. Potos will read from New Girl (Anchor & Plume Press); Robillard from The Willowslip (Finishing Line Press); Talbot from noun'd, verb (dancing girl press); and Zurlo-Cuva from The Beauty of This World (Parallel Press).

Andrea Potos

About Presenter Andrea Potos


Andrea Potos is the author of five poetry collections, most recently New Girl (Anchor & Plume Press). Her two full-length poetry collections We Lit the Lamps Ourselves (Salmon Poetry) and Yaya’s Cloth (Iris Press), won Outstanding Achievement Awards in Poetry from the Wisconsin Library Association. Another collection from Salmon is forthcoming in 2015. She is the recipient of the James Hearst Poetry Prize from the North American Review. Her work appears widely in print and online. A longtime bookseller in independent bookstores, she is currently at Mystery to Me.

Evie Robillard

About Presenter Evie Robillard


Evie Robillard is a former children’s librarian who writes for both children and adults. The Willowslip (Finishing Line Press) is Evie’s third chapbook. Garrison Keillor has twice read her poems on The Writer’s Almanac.

Katrin Talbot

About Presenter Katrin Talbot


Australian-born Katrin Talbot has two other chapbooks, including Freeze-Dried Love (Finishing Line Press), and St. Cecilia’s Daze (Parallel Press). A song cycle based on her poetry will be premiered in Toronto this year and she was Poet-in-Residence for Sound  Ensemble Wisconsin last season. She has recently been nominated for two Pushcart Prizes in Poetry. She is a violist in the Madison Symphony Orchestra and once received enough prize money from a national poetry contest to fund a Dairy Queen run.

Rosemary Zurlo-Cuva

About Presenter Rosemary Zurlo-Cuva


Rosemary Zurlo-Cuva grew up in Milwaukee, got her undergraduate degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and has lived here ever since. She works as a journalist, editor and writing teacher. Her novel, Travel for Agoraphobics, was published as an e-book in 2011.

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