Video poetry gives creators an opportunity to use one of our newest art forms–film–to transform one of our oldest art forms—poetry. This emerging and exciting format is adding to the rapidly growing audience for poetry in America. MVPF will be the first of its kind in Wisconsin and will present the work of local, national, […]
Back in February, Wednesday host Ali Muldrow sat down with poet Tiana Clark to discuss Black burnout. This was pre-pandemic in the U.S., pre-summer protests, and pre-election season, but we think the conversation is just as relevant as ever, so we present it today as a special rebroadcast. This episode originally aired on February 19, […]
The last day of the Wisconsin Union Theater’s 2020 Black Arts Matter festival takes place November 19th. Moved to an online event due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the festival so far has featured a one-woman play by Ebony Stewart and a performance by saxophonist Braxton Cook. Thursday’s event features an online poetry slam, with eight […]
Spoken word artist Nathan J. Reid returns with his 3rd annual Poetry Hour, this time delivering a strange and powerful performance of work from his new book PERSISTENCE OF PERCEPTION, published by Finishing Line Press. Tune in and follow Reid down a nifty path of spoken word and song.
Back in April, Madison’s Arts and Literature Laboratory announced its first-ever Midwest Video Poetry Festival. The idea was to bring together one of humanity’s oldest art forms together with one of its newest, and to expand the audience for both. Originally conceived as an in-person screening event, the COVID-19 pandemic forced a change in plans, […]
University of Wisconsin-Madison Interdisciplinary Artist-In-Residence Michele Byrd-McPhee will be joined by guest artist Ursula Rucker for a virtual conversation. Rucker is a renowned spoken word and recording artist and activist. At this event, they will discuss her background and career. Ursula Rucker is a Philadelphia born poet, mother, activist, and recording artist. She has been […]