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Forgiveness Explored In Milwaukee Writer Deshawn McKinney’s New Poetry Book

Finding forgiveness is deeply personal. Sometimes, it’s easy to forgive someone who’s wronged you and move on. Other times, the ...

‘Catch A Glow’: Milwaukee Poet Explores Hurricane Maria’s Impact On Puerto Rico

When Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico and surrounding islands in 2017, it was devastating. The storm tore through communities, decimated ...

Artist Zhalarina Sanders Explores Love, Identity With ‘The Light’

Zhalarina Sanders is an artist who does it all. Her craft is steeped in theater and music — so lyricist, ...

UW-Madison Student Earns Extraordinary Academic Opportunity

Deshawn McKinney is a lot of things.  UW-Madison fourth-year creative writing major, organizer, activist, First Wave Scholar and a 2017 ...

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 ...

Poetry and Family

Every April, National Poetry Month gets lots of people excited about discovering new poets and maybe even writing a poem ...