Local award-winning poet and author Karen Loeb believes in the importance of poetry and that it is all around us, appearing in every culture across the world.
“It’s the heartbeat of human beings, the rhythm of our lives,” she said.
Loeb is the featured poet in University of Wisconsin-Stout’s Poetry Celebration, commemorating National Poetry Month. The Literature Committee, collaborating with the English and philosophy department and the Involvement Center, is hosting the celebration from 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday, April 12.
The two-part hybrid event will open with a virtual reading by Loeb, a retired creative writing professor from UW-Eau Claire and Eau Claire’s Writer in Residence from 2018 to 2020. Her reading will be followed by an in-person poetry workshop conducted by UW-Stout creative writing associate professor Daniel Ruefman and a student poetry showcase in the Memorial Student Center.
All are invited to join virtually in teams for Loeb’s reading at 7 p.m. The in-person workshop, however, is limited to UW-Stout community members. CLICK HERE FOR MORE.