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Arts + Lit Lab | June Watershed Reading

June 25, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join the Arts + Literature Laboratory on Saturday, June 25, 2022 at 7 PM to hear three poets read from new books! Former Wisconsin Poet Laureate Marilyn L. Taylor will be reading from Outside the Frame: New and Selected Poems (Kelsay Books); Jess Parker will read from her debut poetry collection Star Things, which won the Dynamo Verlag Book Prize; and Dale Kushner (the author, not the hockey player) will read from her brand-new poetry collection M.

Wisconsin Poet Marilyn L. Taylor

Marilyn L. Taylor, Ph.D., is a former Poet Laureate of the state of Wisconsin and the city of Milwaukee. She taught poetry for the Honors College at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee for fifteen years, and is the author of eight poetry collections. Taylor’s poems and essays have also appeared in PoetryAble MuseMeasureLightRaintown Review, and Rhino, among many other well-known journals and anthologies. She was awarded the Margaret Reid Poetry Prize for verse in forms, and has been a finalist for the X.J. Kennedy Parody Contest, the Howard Nemerov Sonnet award, and the 2017 Lascaux Review prize. She teaches regularly at Lawrence University’s Bjorklunden Seminar Center and elsewhere, and serves as a Contributing Editor for two poetry journals (Verse-Virtual and Third Wednesday). Her newest book, titled Outside the Frame: New and Selected Poems, was published by Kelsay Books in December, 2021… Read More

Poet Jess L Parker

Jess L Parker is a poet and strategist. Originally from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Jess lives in Madison, WI with her husband and son. Her debut poetry collection, Star Things was released in October 2021 as winner of the Dynamo Verlag Book Prize. Jess’ work has appeared in BrambleAriel AnthologyKosmosMillworkWallop Zine, and elsewhere. Jess holds a B.A. of English and Spanish from Northern Michigan University, an M.A. of Spanish Literature from UW-Madison, and an MBA from Concordia University. Stay in touch with Jess’ poetry and events on Instagram at @jessleapoetry.

Dale M. Kushner is a poet, essayist, and novelist deeply engaged at the intersection of personal and historic trauma and views the search for spirit as foundational to the creative process. Her study of Jungian psychology informs Transcending the Past her popular monthly online column for Psychology Today. She has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, received a Wisconsin Arts Board Grant and has been honored by fellowships to the Wurlitzer Foundation, The Ragdale Foundation, and the Fetzer Institute. Her novel, The Conditions of Love, published by Grand Central, was nominated for the Texas Library Association Award for Outstanding Adult Fiction. Kushner’s widely regarded writings on the divine feminine, creativity, and intergenerational trauma are published in anthologies and collected works. She teaches workshops that reflect her scholarship in Buddhism, depth psychology,… Read More


June 25, 2022
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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111 S. Livingston St. #100
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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