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Wisconsin Poet Laureate Dasha Kelly Hamilton stands in front of The Rebirthing of the Earth Mother, a mural artist Tia Richardson created in 2018 for an exterior wall of the Historic Garfield Apartments (originally Garfield Street School) in Milwaukee’s Bronzeville neighborhood. Photo by TJ Lambert/Stages Photography

Poet. Teacher. Mentor. Maker. It has taken Dasha Kelly Hamilton decades to find a fitting title for her role.

Image of poet Angela Voras-Hills and her poetry book

Join poet Angela Voras-Hills for a course that will focus on the possibilities of poetry, encouraging participants to broaden their writing by experimenting with craft, voice, perspective, and form.

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Mary Wehner shares a reading of her prizewinning poems from the Wisconsin People & Ideas Poetry Contest.

Photo of Hansa Kerman Pistotnik

Hansa Kerman Pistotnik reads “Salvation Doesn’t Come, her prizewinning poem from the 2017 Wisconsin People & Ideas Poetry Contest, along with a few others.

Photo of Lisa Vihos

 Lisa Vihos reads a few poems, including her award-winning work, “Lesson at the Checkpoint,” from the 2015 Wisconsin People & Ideas Poetry Contest.

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Robert Russell reads his award-winning work, “Greyhound,” from the 2019 Wisconsin People & Ideas poetry contest.

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Cathryn Cofell reads her award-winning poems from the Wisconsin People & Ideas Poetry Contest.

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In a pre-recorded presentation, poet Sean Avery shares a reading of their work, including the powerful poem, “Prayer (Song) for Magic,” which won second place in the 2015 Wisconsin People & Ideas Poetry Contes

Photo of Christie Taylor

Christie Taylor reads her award-winning poems from the Wisconsin People & Ideas Poetry Contest.

Photo of Gillian Nevers

Gillian Nevers reads her award-winning poems from the Wisconsin People & Ideas Poetry Contest.

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