Poet Laureate, Madison, WI

Elvis Presley was a Chicano

In the latest edition
of the National Inquirer
it was revealed that
Elvis Presley,
Yes…the legendary Elvis
was a Chicano

Fans were outraged
critics cite his heritage
as an important influence
I was stunned
Can you believe it?

Well…I didn’t really at first
but then I remembered…

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Oscar Mireles

Oscar Mireles is a published poet and editor. Mireles’ poetry has been published in over 50 different publications. Oscar has been writing poetry for the past 35 years. He is the editor of two anthologies and has received grants for his writing activities from the Wisconsin Arts Board, Dane County Cultural Affairs Commission, Wisconsin Humanities Committee, Wisconsin 150th Sesquicentennial Commission, Madison Civic Center Foundation and Wisconsin Center for the Book.

He has received awards and recognition including 10 Who Make a Difference by Wisconsin State Journal Wisconsin, Hispanic Man of the Year by the United Migrant Opportunity Service (UMOS) and Man of the Year by the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) among others.

As a dedicated educator he has assisted over 1500 young adults with securing a GED/HSED credential and currently serves as executive director of Omega School in Madison, WI. Learn more >>


“Undocumented” Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice
Woodland Pattern Bookstore
720 E Locust St, Milwaukee, WI 53212
Wednesday October 30, 2019 6 pm

“Undocumented” Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice
Wisconsin Book Festival
Madison Public Library “The Bubbler”
201 W Mifflin St, Madison, WI 53703
Sunday October 20, 2019 12 pm

Poetry Reading
Latino Art Fair
Overture Center for the Arts
201 State Street, Madison WI 53703
Saturday October 12, 2019 3 pm

Monroe Street features poetry by Oscar Mireles

” the compilation stands as not only as a picture of Wisconsin’s Hispanic community… but also the latest of Mireles’ many contributions to society as a whole… he was the fire in the oven”- Tim Forkes, Reviewer
``Oscar is one of the most passionate advocates for education whom I know. He works very hard to ensure every child has an equal chance. In addition, he is one of the finest poets I know, living or dead. His poetry sings with a vibrancy that very few writers ever attain.``- Jeff Cole, Creative writer
``You have a special way with kids and it showed -- I've never seen them that quiet for an hour! I think they can really identify with the poems you read -- about your children's names, making lunches and driving your kids to school, your social worker/cleaning lady mom and growing up speaking English. Such wonderful personal stories!``- M. Maeder