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Poetry, Plants, and the Anthropocene will introduce work by contemporary American poets whose representations of plants draw attention to human-caused environmental devastation and the consequences for both human and non-human lives.

the day before they found her baby tuckedinto that crawlspace for safekeeping,i sat on the kitchen floor in front of her,just two houses down from my own,knobbed bones of her knees dimpling my back

My brother’s buying some late night drive-thru tacosfinds an empty parking lottakes two bites and starts to choke on his tearsthrows the meat and shells onto cracked concrete.

We dig our father’s grave with a post hole digger.My younger brother jabs the double blade into the dark soil.Across the creek, coyotes yowl to the dusk.We’re not used to hearing them.

Joe takes the dog to the service station;feeds him donuts. Sometimes chocolate frosted.Can’t poison this dog—he’s a Lab.They hang out for awhile,listening to the regulars hold forth from their

Wisconsin Poet Laureate Margaret Rozga, 2018. Photo by TJ Lambert/Stages Photography.

While her writing is grounded in the life of her Bay View community, it often reaches out and touches our collective memory.

Join on National Pi Day (March 14) for pie, coffee, and a reading with Wisconsin Poet Laureate Peggy Rozga.

Join the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters and the Chippewa Valley Writers Guild for a National Pi Day (March 14) reading and discussion with Dasha Kelly Hamilton.

A Wisconsin Book Festival reading featuring the winners of the Wisconsin People & Ideas 2018 Fiction & Poetry Contest hosted by editor Jason A. Smith

Reticent, needs drawing out, Miss Rinehart

scribbled on my sixth-grade report card.

I vowed to never return, but instead

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