Poetry & Pi(e) 2023 (Virtual)
Join us for a rare opportunity to hear readings from the incoming and outgoing Wisconsin Poets Laureate on Pi Day. The hybrid event provides a chance to be among the first to hear readings by Wisconsin’s new Poet Laureate, the heralded Nicholas Gulig who will attend in-person. Nicholas will be joined by departing Poet Laureate, the powerful Dasha Kelly Hamilton who will be reading remotely. This Academy event is in partnership with the Poet Laureate Commission.
Poetry and Pi(e)
Tuesday, March 14 from 6 to 7:30 pm
Virtually from Overture Center for the Arts
Nicholas Gulig is a Thai-American poet from Wisconsin. A 2011 Fulbright Fellow, Gulig has received numerous other accolades for his work including the Rushkin Art Club Poetry Award, the Black Warrior Review Poetry Prize, the Grist ProForma Award, and the CSU Open Book Poetry Prize. Currently, he works as Associate Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and lives with his wife and two daughters in Fort Atkinson.
Dasha Kelly Hamilton is a writer, performance artist and creative change agent, applying the creative process to facilitate dialogues around human and social wellness. She is the author of two novels, three poetry collections, four spoken word albums, and one collection of personal vignettes. She has taught at colleges, conferences, and classrooms and curated fellowships for emerging leaders. An Arts Envoy for the U.S. Embassy, Dasha has facilitated community building initiatives in Botswana, Toronto, Mauritius, and Beirut. Her touring production, Makin’ Cake, uniquely engages communities in a forward dialogue on race, class, and equity. Dasha is a national Rubinger Fellow and, concurrently, Poet Laureate for the City of Milwaukee and the State of Wisconsin.
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