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Hispanic Poets in Wisconsin

By Heather S on Sep 26, 2014 3:47 PM

The publication this month of I Didn't Know There Were Latinos in Wisconsin: Three Decades of Hispanic Writing by Cowfeather Press is an excellent opportunity to focus on Wisconsin's Hispanic poets. Oscar Mireles, the editor of this latest anthology, also put together two earlier anthologies on the "I Didn't Know..." theme, both of which are available at MPL. The new anthology will be joining them…

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Happy Birthday, Shel Silverstein!

By Jennifer P on Sep 25, 2014 8:44 AM

“So what if nobody came?/ I’ll have all the ice cream and tea/ And I’ll laugh with myself/ And I’ll dance with myself/ And I’ll sing, 'Happy Birthday to me!'" - Shel Silverstein

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History of Latinos in Milwaukee Mural

By Heather on Sep 19, 2014 10:38 PM

"'The History of Latinos in Milwaukee' is a mural, located on the north wall of the Bruce-Guadalupe Community School building. It was conceived and executed by Robert Cisneros, Latino Arts, Inc. visual artist-in-residence, between January and October, 1995. The mural documents the migration of Mexican, Puerto Rican, and other Latin Americans to Milwaukee from the early 1900s to the 1970s against a backdrop of historical…

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