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Poetry Reading

Community Rooms 301 &302

April is National Poetry Month! Join us for a reading featuring the work of Joshua Burton, author of Grace Engine, Patrycja Humienik, UW-Madison Creative Writing Poetry MFA and Sadia Hassan, UW-Madison Creative Writing Fellow. 

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Patrycja Humienik will not be reading at this event.

Joshua Burton

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Joshua Burton is a poet and educator from Houston, TX and received his MFA in poetry at Syracuse University. He is a 2019 Tin House Winter Workshop Scholar, 2019 Juniper Summer Writing Institute scholarship winner, 2019 Center for African American Poetry and Poetics fellowship finalist, received the Honorable Mention for the 2018 Toi Derricotte and Cornelius Eady Chapbook Prize, 2020 Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing finalist, and a 2023 Elizabeth George Foundation grant recipient. His work can be found in Mississippi Review, Gulf Coast, The Rumpus, Conduit, TriQuarterly, Black Warrior Review, Grist, and Indiana Review. His chapbook Fracture Anthology is currently out with Ethel and his debut poetry collection Grace Engine is out with the University of Wisconsin Press.

Recent Book
Grace Engine

Patrycja Humienik

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Patrycja Humienik, daughter of Polish immigrants, is a writer, editor, and teaching artist based in Madison, Wisconsin. She has developed writing and movement workshops for the Henry Art Gallery, Arts + Literature Laboratory, Northwest Film Forum, Puksta Civic Engagement Foundation, in prisons, and elsewhere. Her first book, We Contain Landscapes, is forthcoming with Tin House in 2025. 

Sadia Hassan

Sadia Hassan

Sadia Hassan (MFA: University of Mississippi) is the 2023-2024 Jay C. and Ruth Halls Poetry Fellow. She is a southern-raised Somali writer whose work has appeared in Hayden’s Ferry ReviewPoetry NorthwestBRINKGeorgia Review, and the Academy of American Poets, among others. Her chapbook Enumeration was selected by Kwame Dawes and Chris Abani as part of the New Generation African Poets series. Hassan is currently working on a debut collection of poetry.