Karla Huston, Wisconsin Poet Laureate (2017-2018) was born and raised in the La Crosse area, but she has made Appleton her home since 1987. She is the author of A Theory of Lipstick (Main Street Rag: 2013), winner of a Wisconsin Library Association Outstanding Achievement Award. Huston has published 8 books of poetry including Grief Bone from Five-Oaks Press which also garnered a Wisconsin Library Association Outstanding Achievement Award in 2018. Her poems, reviews and interviews have been published widely, including in the 2012 Pushcart Best of the Small Presses anthology. She teaches poetry writing at The Mill: A Place for Writers in Appleton, Wisconsin, and serves on the author’s committee for the Fox Cities Book Festival as well as the board of directors for The Mill: A Place for Writers. As part of her WPL term, she has been working with poetry and dementia and the Memory Café programs throughout the state. Author photo credit: Mike Roemer at roemerphoto.com.