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 […]
The strange can take on many forms in Andy Gricevich’s poetry. Working with weird music selections in the background and drawing inspiration from reading subjects such as philosophy and biology, the Madison-based writer is bound to get results that feel bizarre and boundary-pushing. But he doesn’t necessarily want readers to see his work that way. […]
Feel like you’ve been writing a lot of versions of the same poem? Getting bored with the tone of your work? Ready to move onto the next thing? This is a first-draft workshop for writers interested in pushing the boundaries of their work and generating new material. By focusing on creativity and play, we’ll forget […]