The internet has been abuzz about the concept of burnout since the publication of journalist Anne Helen Petersen’s viral article “How Millennials Became the Burnout Generation.” In response, poet Tiana Clark wrote “This is What Black Burnout Feels Like” to highlight the ways in which racism and inherited trauma exacerbate the anxiety of 21st-century life […]
“As we live in times of hate, we need poems of love.” For today’s episode, Allen is joined in the studio by Matt Rothschild to enjoy a selection of poems performed live on-air by Martín Espada and discuss a wide range of topics like Puerto Rico, identity, mortality, memory, and the beauty of shared humanity. […]
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, […]