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2014 Book Festival Author

Fabu, as Fabu Phillis Carter is professionally known, is a poet, columnist, storyteller, and educator. She was the third Madison Poet Laureate, serving 2008 through 2011. As a literary artist, she creates and shares writing that reflects her life spent in Memphis, Tennessee, Nairobi, Kenya, and Madison, Wisconsin. She explains that she writes and works "to encourage, inspire and remind."

Fabu's publications include: Poems, Dreams and Roses, a book of poems for and about children, In Our Own Tongues, a collection of poems giving voice to three generations of African American women, and Journey to Wisconsin: African American Life in Haiku, a collection focusing on human connections to nature and episodes of life for African Americans in Wisconsin. The collection Journey to Wisconsin won Outstanding Achievement in Poetry from the Wisconsin Library Association.

Fabu is a Pushcart Prize nominee in poetry and Bronze winner in Spoken Word/Poetry in 2013. Remember Me: Mary Lou Williams in Poetry is her latest work. 

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