Ode to Wisconsin Academy poetry contest winners Three Madison poets sweep top spots in 2008 by David Medaris February 1, 2008 8:26 PM Back to Search Results × Expand × Let all within earshot cheer proud and attest! Ring the bells and chime loud for Mad City! No jest! News from an annual The judges next chose "Playing for Keeps," A submission from the imaginative deeps Of Madison's Gillian Nevers, who reaps Second place for her compositional leaps. And for third prize, the judges of the Académe Chose yet another Madison gem -- A third local woman (in French, that's femme) Christina Olson, for her poem "Blood, Bile, Phlegm." The contest's three winners get all kinds of cool prizes, And a reading with runners-up (in all shapes and sizes), And publication. So these poets the Academy recognizes Must surely be gratified. At least, one surmises.