Poet Laureate of Wisconsin

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2023 Poet Laureate of Fort Atkinson, Wi


In 2023, Nicholas Gulig was named an Academy of American Poets Laureate Fellow. Gulig's project, “The Lake,” is a recreation of Wisconsin poet Lorine Niedecker’s trip around Lake Superior. It will be produced as a short film by PBS Wisconsin and included in an interactive map that can be used as a teaching resource. Incorporating lessons on the history of the region, climate change research, and examples of Indigenous art related to Lake Superior, the map will help inspire students to write their own poems about local bodies of water.