Join us for an evening of poetry with writers-in-residence Cathryn Cofell and Karla Huston, followed by a light reception.
Cathryn Cofell is the author of several collections of poetry, including Stick Figure with Skirt, winner of the 2019 Main Street Rag Poetry Book Award, selected by Jericho Brown and forthcoming in November. Other books include Sister Satellite as well as chapbooks. She is a tireless poetry advocate, speaker, teacher, and presenter. She is a founder and two-time former Chair of the Wisconsin Poet Laureate Commission and has served as Vice President, Letters for the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters.
Karla Huston is the author of eight chapbooks of poems, including Grief Bone, (Five Oaks Press), and a full collection A Theory of Lipstick (Main Street Rag Publications. She served as Wisconsin Poet Laureate for 2017-2018 and her work has garnered many awards, including a Pushcart Prize for the poem “Theory of Lipstick.” She received an Outstanding Achievement Award from the Wisconsin Library Association for her collection of the same title. Her writing has earned residencies at Ragdale Foundation as well as the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. Her chapbook, Flight Patterns won the Main Street Rag Chapbook Contest in 2003. Huston has also been awarded three Jade Rings (one for fiction, two for poetry) from Wisconsin Writers’ Association.