Virtual Poetry Reading
Saturday, September 18
7:00 p.m.
via Zoom
Registration required (it's free!)


Join Books & Company and the Southeast Wisconsin Festival of Books for an evening with poet Margaret Rozga to celebrate her fifth book, Holding My Selves Together: New & Selected Poems. This event will feature the new work in this volume, including poems that see Alice in Wonderland as a coming-of-age story and imagine new Alice adventures. Bring your favorite Alice memories and let’s match them up with what Rozga envisions. New poems also grapple with issues of recent political turmoil and pandemic-induced uncertainty. They seek and sometimes find the words, the moments of calm, needed to hold oneself together. 


About the author: As 2019-2020 Wisconsin Poet Laureate, Margaret Rozga edited the anthologies Through This Door: Wisconsin in Poems and On the Front Lines // behind the lines. She is an emeritus professor of English at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee at Waukesha and currently serves as the first scholar / artist in residence at the UWM at Waukesha Field Station

Event date: 
Saturday, September 18, 2021 - 7:00pm
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Holding My Selves Together: New & Selected Poems Cover Image
ISBN: 9781733308663
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Cornerstone Press - May 1st, 2021

Pestiferous Questions: A Life in Poems Cover Image
ISBN: 9781943170227
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
(This book cannot be returned.)
Published: Lit Fest Press / Festival of Language - May 1st, 2017

Through This Door Wisconsin In Poems Cover Image
By Margaret Rozga (Editor), Angela Trudell Vasquez (Editor)
ISBN: 9780979400469
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Art Night Books -