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Vasquez Course Slide

In this reading and writing course on Indigenous Poetics, we will read poems by Native poets who have lived and currently live in the state of Wisconsin, in addition to poems by Native poets from across the entire country.

To the age of hands and animals laying open the fields,is as far back as I know my family. From a languagethat is my heritage, from a language I cannot readis the marriage record in our family Heilige Schrift.

quantum bits:the either/and/or

particles of beinginstantly transmitted

across space—attraction’s valences

revealed onlywhen observed

LGBTQIA+encryptions

When we turn the earthin our yard for garden,the last tenant’s burials

emerge as bones.Let us say some wordsfor every creature that breathed

The red edge of morning, like a razor,slits the dark. No more excuses. TodayI will be sharpened. I will be moremyself as I would be. No espaliered

She starved herselfthinking about grace.How difficult it was

to be nothingbut flesh: prickly, contrarious,pretending to get by

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Wisconsin People & Ideas, the Wisconsin Academy’s magazine of contemporary Wisconsin thought and culture, presents a Wisconsin Book Festival reading featuring the winners of the statewide 2020 Fiction & Poetry Contests, hosted by editor Ja

Your dead father dogs youlike the white mutt that roams

along the fishing holes and walksthe edge of gravel roads, sometimes

at a trot, most times slow,but with purpose, muscle and sinew

woman walking on a nature trail

The Poetry Trail in Newport State Park at the tip of Door Peninsula offers a unique experience of poetry, community, and nature.

Contest winners photos and logo

Wisconsin People & Ideas, our quarterly magazine of contemporary Wisconsin thought and culture, presents a special Wisconsin Book Festival reading featuring the winners of our statewide Fiction & Poetry Con

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