Eat Local :: Read Local reading in Milwaukee!

Through UW-Milwaukee’s Eat Local::Read Local, we distribute poems by Milwaukee and Madison area poets throughout National Poetry Month to local restaurants to then pass on to their diners. It’s a way to get poetry out into the community and work with local businesses.

This reading will feature poets from both cities, including members of the UWM creative writing community, as they share their work.

CHING-IN CHEN is the author of The Heart’s Traffic (Arktoi Books/Red Hen Press) and co-editor of The Revolution Starts at Home: Confronting Intimate Violence Within Activist Communities (South End Press). She is a Kundiman and Lambda Fellow, part of the Macondo and Voices of Our Nations Arts Foundation writing communities, and has been a participant in the Theatrical Jazz Institute. She has worked in the San Francisco, Oakland, Riverside and Boston Asian American communities. Ching-In currently lives in Milwaukee and is involved in union organizing and direct action. www.chinginchen.com

LINDSAY DAIGLE is a Ph.D. candidate in Creative Writing at UWM. For as long as she’s been writing poetry, she’s also been a part of Milwaukee’s restaurant scene, one always informing the other.

ELISA KARBIN is a relatively new transplant to Milwaukee, where she is a MA candidate in Creative Writing at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Miranda Literary Magazine, Barnwood Press, Right Hand Pointing, Poetica Magizine, Lily Lit Review and The Furnace Review, amongst others.

NOEL PABILO-MARIANO is a Kundiman and Maxwell H. Gluck Fellow. His work can be seen in Redactions, Connotation Press, Silverado Quarterly Review, and 20 Miles Down. His work has been anthologized in Here is a Pen: an Anthology of West Coast Kundiman Poets from Achiote Press and in the grassroots community theatre project, “The Coming Out Monologues.” He is currently the nonfiction editor of Circumlocution Literary. His chapbook A Girl Named Hemingway Li was an honorable mention in the Robert Beckheart chapbook competition from Seven Point Star Press. He works as an activist in various equal rights grassroots organizations teaching community building. www.noelmariano.com

JAMES SCHILLER

DIANE UNTERWEGER lives and writes in Nashotah, Wisconsin. Her poems have appeared in Verse Wisconsin, Sugar House Review, Leaf Garden Press, and are forthcoming this spring in Fox Cry Review. She teaches composition at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

We’ll have cards featuring their poems available at the reading! We hope that you all stay to have afterward to have a drink or some grub at Cafe Hollander, who were kind enough to donate their space for us.

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