The Arts and Literature Laboratory, 111 S. Livingston St., is excited to host the inaugural reading for Nicholas Gulig, Wisconsin’s newly appointed Poet Laureate on Saturday, April 15, at 7 p.m. He will be joined by the poet and journalist Natalie Eilbert, a former Madisonian and recipient of the 2016 Jay C. and Ruth Halls Poetry Fellowship from the University of Wisconsin’s Institute for Creative Writing.
- Nicholas Gulig is a Thai-American poet from Wisconsin. A 2011 Fulbright Fellow, Gulig has received numerous other accolades for his work including the Rushkin Art Club Poetry Award, the Black Warrior Review Poetry Prize, the Grist ProForma Award, and the CSU Open Book Poetry Prize. Currently, he works as an Associate Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and lives with his wife and two daughters in Fort Atkinson. In 2023, he was chosen as the Poet Laureate of Wisconsin.
- Natalie Eilbert is the author of three poetry collections, Overland (Copper Canyon Press, forthcoming 5/16/2023), Indictus (Noemi Press 2018), Swan Feast (Bloof Books 2015). A recipient of the National Endowment of the Arts in poetry, a former Jay C. and Ruth Halls Fellow at the Wisconsin Institute of Creative Writing, and winner of the George Bogin Memorial Award from Poetry Society of America, Eilbert lives in Green Bay, Wisconsin, where she is a statewide mental health reporter for USA Today Network-Wisconsin.
Free admission; donations appreciated.