I attended the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets' spring conference for the first time. An organization begun in the 1950's by a very dedicated group of poets.
We honored a member with a lifetime membership (she'd been a member for 41 years!) -- Fran, a scrappy, floss-haired dame who kept shouting "Keep it moving" during Open Mic.
We heard from special guest B.J. Best (great name!) who seriously looked like a nerdy kid but in actual fact is a very talented poet AND a Professor of English at my alma mater (go figure).
His most recent book of poetry is But Our Princess is in Another Castle.
B J BEST
Check out his cool book trailer:
WISCONSIN'S POET LAUREATE
And the new Poet Laureate of Wisconsin debuted, Max Garland, a former mail carrier.
You can read more about him and experience some of his poems
All reaffirming to me that I need to get out there more... Poetry lives!