Hear the Wisconsin poet laureate

Karla Huston, Wisconsin’s 2017-18 Poet Laureate, will present some of her work on Thurs., Apr. 5th, at 5 p.m. in Laurentide in the 3rd-floor “living room area.” It’s a celebration of Poetry Month! There will be some refreshments (RSVP to kokana@uww.edu encouraged but not required) and a display of poems of place and identity by UWW international students and Washington Elementary School fourth graders, and some of the international students will read their work also.

You can celebrate National Poetry Month in other ways as well! Go to the official web site to participate in Poem-In-Your-Pocket Day (April 26), go to poets.org to sign up for a poem a day, and more.

cover of Body Electric booksAndersen Library offers many books of poetry that you can enjoy, such as Of poetry & protest: From Emmett Till to Trayvon Martin (3rd-Floor Main Collection, PS591.N4 O33 2016), Darkened rooms of summer: New and selected poems (online via ProQuest Ebook Central), The body electric: America’s best poetry from the American Poetry Review (3rd-Floor Main Collection, PS586 .B54 2000), and many others.

Please ask a librarian (choose chat or email, phone 262-472-1032, or visit the Reference Desk) if you’d like assistance with finding materials.

About Barbara

I am a Reference & Instruction librarian, head of that department in Andersen Library, an associate professor, and a member of the General Education Review Committee and Faculty Senate. I've been working at UW-W since July 1, 1990.
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One Response to Hear the Wisconsin poet laureate

  1. Spudart says:

    Oh wow! It’s National Poetry Month! Today I just happened to ask the question on Facebook, “How do you tell when poetry is good or bad?” That was good timing! I’m looking forward to this Poem-In-Your-Pocket Day (April 26). I’ll keep some poems in my pocket. And then WHAM-BAM! I’ll have instant poem majesty. On that day of April 26th, when someone says something to me, WHAM-BAM! I’ll take a poem out of my pocket and recite some fine lines of poetry. It won’t matter if these lines are out of context. You know why? Because, it’s poetry, man!

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