Since 2008, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Eat Local :: Read Local has been celebrating the partnership between local restaurants and lovers of poetry in Milwaukee and Madison. Eat Local :: Read Local distributes printed poems to local restaurants for diners to enjoy during National Poetry Month. 

In addition to distributing poetry cards, Eat Local :: Read Local shares printed poetry prompts. Guests are invited to submit poems to the Eat Local :: Read Local website and to read their work, alongside Milwaukee- and Madison-based poets, at participating restaurants. Eat Local :: Real Local is also partnering with Woodland Pattern for the Edible Books Show, a contest that "brings an idea to edible, bookish life."

Visit Eat Local :: Read Local to learn more.