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 […]
A one-hour spoken word program featuring Nathan J. Reid’s and others’ original works, which will be shared in both a live and pre-recorded capacity. A special focus will be on local English-to-Chinese translations and vice versa.
A one-hour spoken word program featuring Nathan J. Reid’s original work, which will be shared in both a live and pre-recorded capacity.
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, […]
The Friends of UW-Madison Libraries are pleased to bring you a spectacular evening of poetry and jazz in celebration of the life and legacy of Mary Lou Williams. Original pieces read by Poet Fabu will be accompanied by Williams’ compositions played underneath by pianist Lawren Brianna Ware. The Mills Music Library will share a recording […]
Today’s episode is a rebroadcast from January 16, 2019. Ali is joined in the studio by Danez Smith, a Black, Queer writer and performer from St. Paul. They spend the hour discussing the intersections of poetry and identity, art and activism, and what it means to share and heal through literary expression. Danez also reads […]