Karla Huston is a poet based in Appleton, Wisconsin. Karla was the 2017-2018 Poet Laureate of Wisconsin.
On this episode Karla tells us what it means to be a Poet Laureate for a State. She also discusses how her artistic and educational roles have informed each other, and what it means to be a good Literary Citizen. At the end of the episode, Karla reads “The Theory of Lipstick,” which won a Pushcart Prize in 2011.
You can find more information about Karla and her work, which includes 8 chapbooks and a full collection, here: www.karlahuston.com
Karla recommends reading any poetry that speaks to you! She is currently reading these wonderful works:
Tyehimba Jess, Olio
Allison Joseph, Confessions of a Barefaced Woman
Ilya Kaminsky, Deaf Republic
Ted Kooser, Kindest Regards
Dorianne Laux, Only As The Day Is Long