Wisconsin Poetry Activists | Flash Interviews

by Lisa Vihos

Kimberly Blaeser

Wisconsin Poetry Activists | Kimberly Blaeser

Email to Lisa Vihos, November 30, 2015 Those who have heard me speak this year as Wisconsin Poet Laureate, have likely ...
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Bonk! poetry community

Wisconsin Poetry Activists | Nick Demske

Interviewed by Lisa Vihos via email, October 16, 2015 Name me a poem that has changed anything. It's hard to do, ...
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Reading for Turn Up the Volume: Poems about the States of Wisconsin at Woodland Pattern

Wisconsin Poetry Activists | Margaret Rozga

Interviewed by Lisa Vihos, November 19, 2015 Language is powerful. We are moved by words all the time. Poets are word ...
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Wisconsin Poetry Activists | Bruce Dethlefsen

Email to Lisa Vihos, November 25, 2015 I've been volunteering in three state correctional institutions (Fox Lake, New Lisbon and Red ...
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Bonk!'s 100 Thousand Poets for Change event, 2015

Wisconsin Poetry Activists | Tom Hibbard

Interviewed by Lisa Vihos via email,  October 20, 2015 The relationship between poetry and change is important. The Polish poet ...
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Sarah Sadie Busse at Woodland Pattern

Wisconsin Poetry Activists | Sarah Sadie Busse

Email to Lisa Vihos, November 19, 2015 A poem is an experience more than a container. Whether or not change occurs when ...
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AWP 2015 Midwest Poetics Panel, with Brenda Cardenas, Margaret Rozga, Wendy Vardaman, Fabu, and Kimberly Blaeser (also pictured, Nick Demske)

Wisconsin Poetry Activists | Wendy Vardaman

Interviewed by Lisa Vihos via email, November 23, 2015 Anything that helps people slow down and be more watchful or brings ...
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Wisconsin Poetry Activists | Brent Goodman

Interviewed by Lisa Vihos, November 21, 2015 Does poetry have the potential to create change? Yes. I know this because poetry ...
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The Hibiscus Collective

Wisconsin Poetry Activists | Fabu

Interviewed by Lisa Vihos, November 27, 2015 As a poet who is African American, the very act of writing poetry ...
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Kwabena Antoine Nixon

Wisconsin Poetry Activists | Kwabena Antoine Nixon

Interviewed by Lisa Vihos, November 27, 2015 I, for one, am a living testament that poetry has the potential to create ...
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Sarah Gilbert

Wisconsin Poetry Activists | Sarah Gilbert

Email Interview by Lisa Vihos, November 24, 2015 I do think poetry can help bring change of many sorts, not just ...
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Margaret Swedish

Wisconsin Poetry Activists | Margaret Swedish

Interviewed by Lisa Vihos, November 29, 2015 How do you shift culture? The cultural work has to be rooted in local ...
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Wisconsin Poetry Activists | Michael McDermott

Interviewed by Lisa Vihos, November 27, 2015 Black Earth Institute has a new group of fellows every three years. We bring ...
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Poetry Factory at Riverwest 24

Wisconsin Poetry Activists | Freesia McKee

Interviewed by Lisa Vihos, November 24, 2015 I work at Art Works for Milwaukee, a job training program in the arts ...
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Photo by Joe Brusky, Overpass Light Brigade

Wisconsin Poetry Activists | Lane Hall

Interviewed by Lisa Vihos, November 25, 2015 Overpass Light Brigade was developed by myself, Lisa Moline, and Joe Brusky. The kickoff ...
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Angela Trudell Vasquez

Wisconsin Poetry Activists | Angela Trudell Vasquez

Interviewed by Lisa Vihos, November 22, 2015 Through poetry, we learn that there is so much more that we have in ...
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Woodland Pattern Book Center

Wisconsin Poetry Activists | Karl Gartung

Interviewed by Lisa Vihos, November 21, 2015 Poetry uses language the way artists use shapes and colors. To break the barriers ...
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Wisconsin Poetry Activists | Rob Ganson

Interviewed by Lisa Vihos, November 21, 2015 It was water that weaponized my poetry, evolving out of the proposed GTAC mine ...
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Lisa Vihos, photo by Stephen Mazurek

Wisconsin Poetry Activists | Intro

a flash interview series by Lisa Vihos photo of Vihos by Stephen Mazurek When I set out to write an article, Turning ...
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