With the Wisconsin Book Festival in full swing this week, we continue our series of author interviews. Ali talks to current Madison Poet Laureate Oscar Mireles and 2015–16 Wisconsin Poet Laureate Kimberly Blaeser, both of whom contributed to the anthology Undocumented: Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice. They discuss their work as educators, activists, […]
On February 27th at 6:30pm ALL is hosting an Arts Education Forum with Madison school board candidates up for election in Spring 2018. Anna Mueller Moffit and Gloria Reyes (Seat 1) have confirmed attendance. The discussion will be moderated by Madison Poet Laureate Oscar Mireles. Please use the following form to submit questions for consideration. […]
“Home” is the theme of a new poetry chapbook written and published by residents of Madison’s Occupy Madison tiny home village. This Wednesday evening, November 2nd, Madison poet laureate Oscar Mireles will host a reading from the “Home” anthology at the High Noon Saloon. Proceeds from the event will benefit Occupy Madison. Anthology organizer and […]
Guest interviewer Nadya Ponce, of Mexico City, talks to Madison’s first “latino” poet laureate Óscar Mireles. Mireles talks about his work—particularly the editing of I Didn’t Know There Were Latinos in Wisconsin–, his origins, and how he learned to speak Spanish.
Tony Castaneda’s guest is Oscar Mireles, who will become Madison’s fifth Poet Laureate on January 18. They discuss how the Poet Laureate promotes creating and performing poetry throughout the community. Mr. Mireles, the first bilingual Poet Laureate, performs his poem “I hate Atole!”