Margaret Rozga will read from her latest book, Pestiferous Questions: A Life in Poems. She will also discuss the process of discovery that led to seeing the personal and political conflicts in the life of Jessie Benton Frémont (1824-1902) as relevant to today.
This first presentation in the Southeast Wisconsin Racial Justice Consortium's five-part series, Woke: A Community Conversation About Racial Justice, will feature newly named Wisconsin Poet Laureate Margaret Rozga. She will discuss Milwaukee's struggle for fair housing as she experienced it in the 1967-68 fair housing marches and as she wrote about it in her book of poems, 200 Nights and One Day.
Wisconsin Poet Laureate Margaret Rozga will be the featured reader at the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts, & Letters Poetry and Pi(e) celebration.