The popular poetry and prose writer Mary Oliver—known for her meditations on the natural and spiritual world—passed away on Thursday. Widely read in introductory English classes, but sometimes shunned by “fancy critics,” Oliver won a Pulitzer Prize in 1984 for her fifth collection of poetry, American Primitive, and the National Book Award in 1992 for […]
For today’s episode, 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 two of their poems on the […]
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.
Edgewood College welcomes Louis V. Clark, author of “On Being an Indian in the 21st Century.” In the book, Clark takes readers on a deeply personal and profound quest through a wide range of subjects – from workplace racism to falling in love and the Green Bay Packers – to discover what it means to […]
We are hosting a Reading and Performance Event on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 7:30pm on the West Side of Madison. The event is free to the public and part of the 2018 BEI Annual Fellowship Retreat. This event is intended to connect our community with our new fellows through art. The event is hosted […]
The rest of the country might celebrate LGBTQIA Pride in June but in Madison, we do things a bit differently. Join us as the Watershed Reading Series at Arts + Literature Laboratory celebrates Pride Month with a reading from poet Derrick Austin and prose writers Annette Langlois Grunseth, Kat Beyer, and Julia Van Susteren—writers who […]