October 20, 2021

Local museum for poetry reading

WAUSAU – The Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art will be hosting a poetry reading from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on August 26 at the museum, 309 McClellan Street.

Poet William Stobb will host the event and speak with one of the artists featured on the “Iconic” program. The podcast will also include a talk with museum director David Hummer.

Stobb is the author of numerous collections of poetry, including the selection of the National Poetry Series, Nervous Systems and Absentia, both in the Penguin Poets series. He works in the creative writing faculty at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, the Conduit editorial team, and as a podcast director for PoetsArtists magazine.

Poets reading

Travis Brown is a poet and registered nurse living in Wausau. He studied literature and writing at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (BA, 2003) and New Mexico State University (MFA, 2006). Before becoming a nurse, he taught writing at the University of Wisconsin Marathon County, Portland State University, and the Illinois Department of Corrections.

Kimberly Blaeser, former Wisconsin poet laureate and founding director of Indigenous Nations Poets, is the author of five poetry collections, including Copper Yearning, Apprenticed to Justice, and the bilingual Résister en dansant / Ikwe-niimi: Dancing Resistance.

Featured artists

Tony Armendariz is an award-winning contemporary realist artist living and painting in Palatine, Illinois. His work has been published in American Art Collector, Watercolor Artist Magazine, and PoetsArtists. He has exhibited at the Butler Institute of American Art (Youngstown, Ohio), the RJD Gallery (Bridgehampton, New York) and the Salmagundi Club (New York, New York).

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