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Sister’s Accordion Sparks Mother’s Ire

January is National Polka Month. And what better place to commemorate this iconic sound than in Wisconsin, where the polka ...

Princeton Flea Market: 4:00 AM

On any given weekend, bargain hunters, treasure seekers, and curious consumers are lured into one of the many flea markets in ...

Far Away From Home

Tina Bohling grew up challenged by both whites and Latinos about her identity. Her household identified as Chicano but she wasn’t ...

Wisconsin In WWI: Poetry Of War

The Great War inspired famous war poets such as Wilfred Owen, Siegfried Sasson, and Robert Graves. But many soldiers of ...

A Poet’s Passion Helps Students Searching For A Second Chance

If a poet is only as good as his poems, Oscar Mireles could be considered writing royalty. Mireles was raised ...

Crossing Stoughton Road

Some roads are easier to cross than others. One day, while crossing the busy, multilane Stoughton Road in Madison, Araceli ...

In Flanders Fields: WWI Veteran Recalls Poetry Of War

John Pavlik was born in Crystal Falls, Michigan, in 1901. He enlisted on April 3rd, 1917, at the age of ...

The Wisconsin Idea In A Grandfather’s Life

Education gave Jeff Snowbarger’s farm boy grandfather the world. It also taught him how to navigate through despair. My grandfather was ...

Of Spines And Dreams: Poet Finds A Bookstore Home In Milwaukee

There are many kinds of homes, from where we actually live to the coffee shop that’s an extension of our ...

Spoken Word Artist Describes Brother’s Struggle

While enrolled in the UW Madison's First Wave Hip Hop arts program, Steven Rodriguez created a poem inspired by his ...

Social Justice Mentor Finds Empowerment Through Words

As Althea René Miller launches into a spoken work poem, you get the sense she’s heading someplace remarkable. And her ...

Poetry And Beer, Together At Last At Poetry And Pints

The brewing floor of Madison's House of Brews is often bustling with activity, but not like this. Brittany Cavallaro reads ...

Spoken Word Artist Performs Her Poem “We Be”

Althea René Miller moved to Wisconsin from Southern Los Angeles on a whim as an 18-year-old. The University of Wisconsin—Madison ...

Gathering Spaces: Shape Note Singing

The tradition of shape note singing, also known as Sacred Harp singing, does not come from Wisconsin. It originated in ...

The Poetry of War

More than any other war, WWI is associated with the poetry of the men who served. Today, we share a ...