“Mapping Out a Life in Poems” and “The Dynamic Shelter of Poetry”
In “Mapping Out a Life in Poems,” Angie Trudell Vasquez, current Madison Poet Laureate, will read from her two recent poetry collections, My People Redux and In Light, Always Light, both published by Finishing Line Press in 2022 and 2019, respectively. She will also share ekphrastic poems from the Writing the Land Project written for the Patrick Marsh, and other commissioned pieces during her poet laureate tenure. Her concerns are many and these are reflected in her work as a poet and activist over the decades.
In “The Dynamic Shelter of Poetry,” Nikki Wallschlaeger will read from her recent book Waterbaby, published by Copper Canyon Press in 2021, as well as new poems from Hold Your Own (forthcoming from Copper Canyon Press in 2024. Her latest book is thematically organized around navigating grief and her forthcoming book centers on what comes after it- making a new life after upheaval.