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05/23/2024:  “Poetry and the Natural World with U.S. Poet Laureate Ada Limón” at the Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute/Northland College, Ashland.  6:45–8:30pm.  FREE event (via Zoom, with local introduction)  The Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters has invited Ada Limón to speak in person in Madison, but is  also arranging “Watch Parties” such as this, for those who can’t attend the live event. Dr. Kyle Bladow, Associate Professor of Native American Studies at Northland College, will host the local event with introductions and readings of a few poems. The event is free of charge, sponsored by the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets.  Ada Limón is the 24th U.S. Poet Laureate. She has been appointed for a two-year second term through April 2025. She is editor of an anthology You are Here Poetry in the Natural World, out on April 2, 2024, as well as the author of seven books of poetry, including her latest The Hurting Kind (2022). As U.S. Poet Laureate, she is arranging for poetry installations on picnic tables in seven national parks, and her poem written for NASA’s Europa Clipper mission will be engraved on the spacecraft to launch in 2024 and arrive in an orbit of Jupiter by 2030.  Read her poem for the Europa spacecraft here:

120muralApostle Islands Cruises, Grand Tour departs daily 10 AM, (800) 323-7619.
Ashland Mural Walk, 8 blocks in Historic Downtown Ashland.
Madeline Island Ferry, Departs every 1/2 hr. from 10 AM – 5 PM,  (715) 747-2051.
  Birding, Biking, Hiking, Fishing, Sailing, Golfing, Kayaking, Gallery and Boutique Shopping, Dining and Roadside Wildflower Touring.