Two Poets Celebrate Earth Day: Meg Muthupandiyan and Angela Trudell Vasquez

Books & Company and the Southeast Wisconsin Festival of Books presents a virtual poetry reading with poets Meg Muthupandiyan and Angela Trudell Vasquez to celebrate both Earth Day and poetry. They will be in conversation about poetry, writing, and the importance of the natural world to their creative lives. Each will read a selection of poems from their respective books.

You can purchase copies of both books from Books & Company by clicking on the links below:

My People Redux by Angie Trudell Vasquez

Forty Days in the Wilderness, Wandering by Megan Muthupandiyan

About the authors:
ANGIE TRUDELL VASQUEZ is a Mexican-American writer, editor, publisher, and the current poet laureate of Madison, Wisconsin. She holds an MFA in poetry from the Institute of American Indian Arts. Finishing Line Press published her collections, In Light, Always Light, in May 2019, and My People Redux, in January 2022. In 2021, she attended the Macondo Writers Workshop started by Sandra Cisneros, and became a fellow, also known as a Macondista. You can find more about her and her work at and

MEG MUTHUPANDIYAN'S poems and illustrations have appeared in various journals. Her first collection of illustrated poetry, titled Forty Days in the Wilderness, Wandering, was published by Finishing Line Press in September 2021. Passionate about creating space for people to contemplate art, poetry, and the natural world in and beyond the classroom, she founded the Poetry in the Parks public humanities project (, which explores the sacred beauty of our land communities through collaboratively created poetry films. More information on her art and poetry can be found at