Madison365 | March 2018 |
“I think sometimes when people think of poetry, they think of Beatniks and a little coffeehouse and five or six of their friends … and that’s poetry,” laughs Oscar Mireles, the City of Madison’s poet laureate.
“I think what we’re trying to do is to expand what people think of poetry,” he adds. “We have people reading poetry in a variety of places, we have poetry in the restaurants and poetry on the buses, we’ll have poetry on the sidewalks. We will be opening the doors in so many ways so people can see poetry in a different light.”
Mireles and the Madison Public Library are partnering to celebrate National Poetry Month with numerous events throughout the city beginning this Sunday, April 1.
Mireles is the first Latino to hold the position…continue reading>>