Wisconsin People & Ideas 2018 Fiction and Poetry Contest Reading - Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts, & Letters, Michael Hopkins, Jack Harris, AnnaKay Kruger, Jenna Rindo, Thomas J. Erickson, Justine Jones - 10/12/2018 - 5:00pm

Wisconsin People & Ideas 2018 Fiction and Poetry Contest Reading

Wisconsin People & Ideas, the Wisconsin Academy’s magazine of contemporary Wisconsin thought and culture, presents a reading featuring the winners of their 2018 Fiction and Poetry Contest.


Fiction readers include:


  • [1st place] Michael Hopkins, Neenah -- "Static"
  • [2nd] Jack Harris, Mazomanie -- "Aeshnidae"
  • [3rd] AnnaKay Kruger, Madison -- "A Sweet Thing"

Poetry readers include:


  • [1st] Jenna Rindo, Pickett -- "Head, Thorax, and Abdomen"
  • [2nd] Thomas J. Erickson, Milwaukee -- "November"
  • [3rd] Justine Jones, Madison -- "The Act"

The 2018 Fiction & Poetry Contests were supported by Wisconsin Academy donors, members, and the following sponsors: Wisconsin Public Radio, Wisconsin Book Festival, Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts. Learn more about how to submit your work to our annual fiction and poetry contests here.

Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts, & Letters

Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts, & Letters

The Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters produces programs and publications that explore, explain, and sustain Wisconsin thought and culture. Our signature publication is Wisconsin People & Ideas, the quarterly magazine of Wisconsin thought and culture; programs include the James Watrous Gallery in Overture Center for the Arts, which showcases contemporary art from Wisconsin; Academy Talks, a series of public lectures and discussion forums; Wisconsin Initiatives, exploring major sustainability issues and solutions; and a Fellows Program, which recognizes accomplished individuals with a lifelong commitment to intellectual discourse and public service. The Wisconsin Academy also supports the Wisconsin Poet Laureate Commission and many other endeavors that elevate Wisconsin thought and culture.