Dubbed by some as “the Pablo Neruda of North America,” poet Martín Espada will be honored in Chicago next week as the 2018 recipient of the Poetry Foundation’s prestigious Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize for his outstanding lifetime literary achievement. Espada, with deep ties to Madison, is the first Latino poet to win this award since […]
The intersection of place, identity, and desire is reflected in the lush language we use and the stories we tell. Through readings and conversation, we will explore these lyric intersections from a variety of angles with five acclaimed poets from Bull City Press. Come here poets from across the states read about hopping trains in […]
Since 1986, the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing has offered 9-month fellowships to up and coming writers, with the goal of helping them complete a first or second book. Poet Tiana Clark was born in California, then moved to Nashville at the age of 7, where she discovered the poetry scene. Since then, she received […]
A lot of the workspaces and studios that artists use in Madison are kind of tucked away, whether it’s visual art studios at the Art Lofts on the UW-Madison campus or music practice spaces off in the industrial areas of town. Perhaps that’s why a space called Everyday Gay Holiday stands out so much. Seven different artists […]
Lynn Keller is Martha Meier Renk-Bascom Professor of Poetry at UW-Madison. She is co-editor of the University of Iowa Press Series on Contemporary North American Poetry, and is particularly interested in women’s poetry and ecopoetics.
Students in this course will be engaging with contemporary poetry and re-imagining what it means to be a poet. We will be discussing recent work from poets such as Danez Smith, Hanif Willis Abdurraqib, Chen Chen, Eve Ewing, Kaveh Akbar, and more. Students will be guided in explorations of poetry published since 2016. Students will […]