In Milwaukee it is snowing on the golden statue of the 1970s television star whose television house was in Milwaukee and also on the Comet Cafe and on the white museum the famous Spanish architect built with a glass elevator through it and a room with a button that when you press it makes two
In 2000, Wisconsin established a state poet laureate position, which is currently held by Karla Huston, who was appointed to a two-year term in 2017. Hutson is the author of the poetry collection A Theory of Lipstick (Main Street Rag, 2013), which received an Outstanding Achievement Award from the Wisconsin Library Association.
Oscar Mireles was named poet laureate of Madison, Wisconsin, in 2016. Mireles will serve a two-year term.
In 2017, Roberto Harrison was named poet laureate of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Harrison will also serve a two-year term.
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After skimming the Sunday Times, Dad turned to the back of the magazine
and tore out the crossword puzzle for his mother in Wisconsin—
as routine as my calligraphy class on Saturdays, flute practice
exactly twenty minutes on school nights
and astringent twice daily. I loved
These are notes to lightning in my bedroom. A star forged from linen thread and patches. Purple, yellow, red like diamond suckers, children of the star gleam on sweaty nights. The quilt unfolds against sheets, moving, warm clouds of Chinook. It covers my cuts, my red birch clusters under pine. Under it your