Join us for an evening with the current Poet Laureate of Wisconsin. The Wisconsin Poet Laureate Commission, who selected Garland as Laureate, praised his poetry for its richness of language, human understanding, and accessibility to broad audiences. His poetry collections include The Postal Confessions and Hunger Wide as Heaven.
As Wisconsin’s Poet Laureate, Garland hopes to “reach out to those who may feel alienated from the world of poetry (or art), and yet have deeply felt experiences to record and honor…. [P]oetry is still a means of expression open to everyone. It’s one of those things that’s just too important to be left to experts.”
About Max Garland: A first generation college student, Garland left a ten-year career as a mail carrier to pursue his love of poetry. He earned a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the University of Iowa in 1989 and has been teaching since 1990; currently he is Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.