Cameron Conaway, a former mixed martial arts fighter and award-winning writer, will talk about “Bare Knuckle Warrior Poetics: On Fighting, Writing, and the Worlds Between” at 7p.m. on Mon., Feb. 29 in the Young Auditorium. It’s part of the Contemporary Issues Lecture Series.
Conaway has written several books, including Malaria, poems, which was on National Public Radio’s “Best Books of 2014” list. UWW students and staff may request it from another UW campus library using the free UW Request service (requested items arrive in 2-5 weekdays–sign in, click Get It, then click UW Request and then the Request button). You can read an excerpt in “If you think you’ll never see a poem about malaria, you’re wrong” on the NPR website.
If you’re inspired and want to know more, Andersen Library may be able to help, with book such as Reading, writing, and rising up: Teaching about social justice and the power of the written word (3rd-floor Main Collection, LB1632 .C49 2000) and Love rise up: An anthology: Poems of social justice, protest & hope (available via free UW Request from UWM).
Please Ask a librarian (visit the Reference Desk, call 262.472.1032, or choose to email or chat) for assistance with finding additional materials.