Poetry Unlocked Presents Louis V Clark III & Lisa Vihos

Louis V. Clark III was born and raised on the Oneida reservation in Wisconsin. He started writing poetry to exorcise the demons that accompany racism added to alcoholism that haunted his youth. The University of Arkansas offered to publish his first chapbook, Two Shoes in 2010. The Wisconsin Historical Society Press took a chance on a unique concept and published his second book, How to be an Indian in the 21st Century in 2017, a memoir in poetry and prose. This book has won the Midwest Independent Booksellers Peoples Choice Award for 2017. Both books have won awards from the Oneida Arts Board for excellence in Literature. Clark has been honored to be on National Public Radio as well as Wisconsin Public Radio. A sequel to How to be an Indian is due out sometime in 2019.

The poems of Lisa Vihos have appeared in numerous journals, both print and online. Twice nominated for a Pushcart Prize, her fourth chapbook, Fan Mail from Some Flounder, just appeared in 2018 from Main Street Rag Publishing. She is the poetry and arts editor of Stoneboat Literary Journal and the Sheboygan organizer for 100 Thousand Poets for Change.