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Poetry Unlocked

October 8, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm CDT

The Fox Cities Book Festival partners with Poetry Unlocked to present poets Kavon Cortez-Jones and Beth Spencer. Each featured poet will read for 20 minutes, followed by an open mic at which members of the audience can read 1-2 poems. [UPDATE: Kavon Cortez-Jones will be unable to make it to the festival. Poet Nathan Reid will present instead.]

Nathan J. Reid is a spoken word poet and actor living in Madison, Wisconsin. His work has appeared in various journals, including Fox Cry Review, Penguin Review, Binnacle, and GREAT: Poems of Resistance & Fortitude poetry anthology. He is a member of the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets, former competitor for Madison’s 2015 National Poetry Slam Team, and former senior editor for UW-Oshkosh’s literary journal, the Wisconsin Review. His first collection, Thoughts on Tonight, was published in November 2017 by Finishing Line Press.

C- in Conduct, Poems from a Semi-Wayward Life, is a collection of poetry chosen from decades of poet Beth Spencer’s life. The poems are both lyrical and accessible and address common feelings with a slightly skewed perspective. In topics ranging from trout to travel, snow to stoneflies, acorns to wax lips, Beth Spencer transforms the ordinary view with fresh, and sometimes, startling imagery.




October 8, 2018
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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