56 minutes | Apr 6th 2021

Celebrating Poetry w/ Jenny Gropp and Laura Solomon

Our guests today are Jenny Gropp and Laura Solomon, Executive Directors of Woodland Pattern Book Center - and perfect timing, as we start National Poetry Month! We get started with a challenge for our listeners: let us know if you’d come to an in-person, outdoor podcast recording someday. Then, we talk about the American Rescue Plan Act money coming to Milwaukee and what we’re working on proposing for how it could support artists. And Mac shares how the Arts and Culture Advancing Public Health cohort is kicking off (which you can still sign up for here). Plus, Lindsay previews a new video that will be coming on 414 Day. Jenny and Laura join us at 12:00. We start with a couple poetry readings to center us. Past cultural memories that were powerful opportunities for connection and healing (18:35); finding the balance between in person and virtual events moving forward (29:00); what’s can be the role of poetry for Milwaukee moving forward (32:35); news about a Milwaukee Youth Poet Laureate program starting (35:40); what Jenny and Laura hope we’re all talking about a year from now (38:16); how will we handle sharing space together moving forward (41:10); Jenny and Laura’s reigns as the Czar of Arts and Culture (44:15).  Woodland Pattern: Instagram and Web Music Transitions: “All of Everything at Once” Ruth B8r Ginsburg at Woodland Pattern’s 39th Anniversary Gala E220 Ephemera: An American Tail Arts and Health Cohort Life in Motion Natalie Diaz  Bruise Bullet Flower 
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