Milwaukee poet Ed Werstein’s latest collection is titled Communiqué: Poems From The Headlines. The book is sectioned like a newspaper, and Werstein’s poems are inspired by headlines both new and old.
In this edition of Madison Book Beat, hosts Angela Trudell Vasquez and Devin Trudell speak with Ed about his newest collection and revisit some topics in the news over the last decade.
Ed Werstein’s poems have appeared in dozens of journals and anthologies. He’s the 2015 winner of the Poetry Society of Michigan’s Margo LaGuttuta award and the 2018 winner of the Council of Wisconsin Writers Lorine Niedecker award. He is the regional VP of the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets.