THEME: POETRY OF CHANGE
Featuring Sylvia Cavanaugh and Ed Werstein
Two activist poets share their work.
Sylvia Cavanaugh teaches high school cultural studies and has advised breakdancers and poets. Her students are actively involved in the Sheboygan chapter of 100,000 Poets for Change. A Pushcart Prize nominee, her poems have appeared in various periodicals and anthologies and she is a Contributing Editor for Verse-Virtual: An Online Community Journal of Poetry. Her third chapbook, Icarus: Anthropology of Addiction, is published by Water’s Edge Press.
Ed Werstein, a regional VP of the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets, is also the WFOP representative on the Wisconsin Poet Laureate Commission. Werstein was awarded the 2018 Lorine Niedecker Prize for Poetry by the Council For Wisconsin Writers. His work has appeared in Stoneboat, Blue Collar Review, Gyroscope Review, among other publications, and is forthcoming in Rosebud,. His 2018 book, A Tar Pit To Dye In, is available from Kelsay Books. His chapbook, Who Are We Then? was published in 2013 by Partisan Press. Find out more here: edwerstein.com