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VIRTUAL POETRY READING with Heid E. Erdrich, Michael Torres, and Angie Trudell Vasquez

October 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for a virtual reading and conversation with Madison’s Poet Laureate and two winners of the National Poetry Series


Write On, Door County is proud to present a reading by three vital voices in contemporary American poetry: Angie Trudell Vasquez, author of In Light, Always Light and Poet Laureate of the City of Madison; Michael Torres, author of An Incomplete List of Names and a teaching artist with the Minnesota Prison Writing Project; and Heid E. Edrich, author most recently of Little Big Bully as well as six other poetry collections and works of prose.

This program is presented on a give-what-you-can basis. Donations will be shared equally with Write On and organizations of each poet’s choosing. To register online for this event, please click the button below. For other registration options, please call 920.868.1457. The event will be presented via Zoom. Registrants will receive the link to join by Zoom 2-3 days in advance of the program.

Please Note: online registration for the program will close on Thursday, October 22. To register after the 22nd, please email Artistic Director Jerod Santek.


Angie Trudell Vasquez is a poet, writer, performer, and activist. She is the current City of Madison Poet Laureate. Angie Trudell Vasquez received her MFA in poetry from the Institute of American Indian Arts. Her work was recently featured by Tracy K. Smith, former U.S. Poet Laureate, on the poetry podcast, The Slow Down, which is broadcast daily on Minnesota Public Radio. Most recently her work has been published in Taos Journal of PoetryYellow Medicine ReviewRaven Chronicles, The RumpusCloudthroat, and the South Florida Poetry Journal. She has poems on the Poetry Foundation’s website, and was a Ruth Lilly fellow while at Drake University. In 2018 she was a finalist for the New Women’s Voices series and her book, In Light, Always Light, her third collection of poetry, was published by Finishing Line Press in May 2019. She guest edited the Spring 2019 edition of the Yellow Medicine Review with Millissa Kingbird. She co-edited Through This Door, a poetry anthology with Wisconsin Poet Laureate Margaret Rozga. She serves on the Wisconsin State Poet Laureate Commission as co-chair.



Michael Torres was born and brought up in Pomona, California where he spent his adolescence as a graffiti artist. His debut collection of poems, An Incomplete List of Names (Beacon Press, 2020) was selected by Raquel Salas Rivera for the National Poetry Series. His honors include awards and support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the McKnight Foundation, the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, CantoMundo, VONA Voices, the Minnesota State Arts Board, the Jerome Foundation, the Camargo Foundation, and the Loft Literary Center. Currently he’s an Assistant Professor in the MFA program at Minnesota State University, Mankato, and a teaching artist with the Minnesota Prison Writing Workshop. Visit him at: michaeltorreswriter.com.




Heid E. Erdrich is the author of seven collections of poetry, most recently Little Big Bully selected for the National Poetry Series and published by Penguin. Her writing has won fellowships and awards from the National Poetry Series, Native Arts and Cultures Foundation, McKnight Foundation, Minnesota State Arts Board, Bush Foundation, Loft Literary Center, First People’s Fund, and other honors. She has twice won a Minnesota Book Award for poetry. Heid edited the 2018 anthology New Poets of Native Nations from Graywolf Press. Heid grew up in Wahpeton, North Dakota and is Ojibwe enrolled at Turtle Mountain.




October 23
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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