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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. 

Kim Blaeser's latest collection of poems

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

Hansa Kerman Pistotnik Facebook Live reading slide

Join us live on Facebook to hear Thomas J. Erickson read a few poems, including his award-winning work, “November,” which won second-place in the Wisconsin People & Ideas 2018 Poetry Contest.

You think the elements know the difference between the inanimate and us?

See through these words, colors,movements, measures   See firstgreen shoot, see roots taking hold

and up at the source, seefissure in the ground, seeclear cold water, a spring 

An evening reading with the US Poet Laureate Joy Harjo at Overture Center for the Arts.

The very title of Tom Montag’s latest book of poetry started a Simon & Garfunkel song playing in my head. “How terribly strange to be seventy,” a 27-year-old Paul Simon wrote in “Old Friends” back in the late 1960s.

         I am lazing around, sharing my attic roomwith Cincinnati’s swelter and three more booksfrom the library—Girl of the Limberlost, Jo’s Boys,Dr. Doolittle—when the church bells begin to ring

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