Madison authors, topics, book events and publishers Stu Levitan welcomes the award-winning Black, Queer and Poz poet and performer Danez Smith, who will be at the Central Library tonight at 7 pm, in support of their brand new collection Homie, poems about friendship and loss and violence and love, it’s a presentation by our friends […]
Poetry is many things to many people. It can be a rallying cry or a soothing balm in times of crisis—and in 2020, we could use plenty of both. Today, Wednesday host Ali Muldrow discusses the radical possibilities of art and poetry with Xandria Phillips, author of the new collection HULL. Among other things, they […]
For today’s show, Ali highlights the work of Sofia Snow, a community leader, writer, and performing artist who was recently named the director of the Office of Multicultural Arts Initiatives (OMAI) at UW–Madison. Sofia, herself a graduate of OMAI’s First Wave hip-hop scholarship program, discusses her path from the East Coast to Madison, her extensive […]
Xandria Phillips has published poems in the shade journal, American Poetry Review, Scalawag and the Virginia Poetry Review. Phillips’s debut poetry collection, “Hull,” explores emotional impacts of colonialism and racism on the Black queer body and the present-day emotional impacts of enslavement in urban, rural, and international settings. A University of Wisconsin First Wave Poetry […]
Hiwot Adilow is an emerging writer who works at a crossroads of music, poetry, and performance. She has been a part of Madison-based music acts such as The Bellhops and ME eN YOU, but recently she has been writing and developing a new set of music as a solo artist. Adilow and her band were a hit at […]
Tone Madison‘s Scott Gordon talks with Heru, an Oakland-raised rapper/producer and UW-Madison student, about his new EP, TheSoulOf. Subscribe to the Tone Madison/WORT-FM podcast on iTunes.