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Wisconsin People & Ideas

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Join us live on our Facebook page on July 16 to hear Kathleen Dale share a reading of her award-winning poetry.

The Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters is celebrating our 150th anniversary and the latest issue of Wisconsin People & Ideas magazine with virtual readings by Fiction & Poetry contest winners.

                        By age three everything’s in place.There’s a closet for storing languagewith all the nouns and verbs on hooks and hangersknowing their places, who comes first

I rummaged around in words all day,changing this one, discarding that one,snipping, pruning, and adding, a gardenerworking in a field of meaning flowers. 

The 100,000 watt transmitter at WOJB broadcasts up to 80 miles. Photo courtesy of WOJB.

EDITOR'S NOTE: We will provide an updated version of this article by July 1, 2020, that addresses some historical inaccuracies and provides a more detailed overview of the origins of WOJB. 

Over the past few months our lives have taken a dramatic turn as vague concerns about the novel coronavirus shifted to the realization that we were facing a full-blown global pandemic.

Photo showing a pile of wood.

All of the ash trees in my neighborhood are coming down. 

Kim Blaeser's latest collection of poems

In Copper Yearning, poet Kimberly Blaeser fills the pages with light, lore, and love.

Dr. Merton gave Shelby Aronowitz bad news. The pain in her knee was osteosarcoma. They would have to amputate.

The voices were never voices, but more like the memory of sound—an echo off cavernous, sweating walls.

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