Wisconsin Poetry Activists by Lisa Vihos

“Wisconsin Poetry Activists” is an interview series by Lisa Vihos, which will appear online beginning in the summer of 2016. The series grew out of research that Vihos conducted for an article in Wisconsin People & Ideas, Turning on the Lights, Spring 2016, in which she writes,

In my conversations and e-mail exchanges with Wisconsin poets, I learned that those who seek change through poetry take many different approaches. In addi­tion to producing their own work, some poets teach, some start collectives or reading series, some publish the work of others, some bring poems onto busses or into common council meetings. In Wisconsin, there are poets addressing particular, targeted issues, and some are working more broadly to give voice to the voiceless. – Read more


(photo credit: Stephen Mazurek)

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