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The Poetry of Our People

“Poetry is the clear expression of mixed feelings,” according to poet W.H. Auden. Muddled feelings can emanate from our attempt to define who we are as a nation, a people, a mosaic of cultures and experiences. Examine and discuss poetry that embraces our varied stories, beliefs, challenges, sufferings, and joys to celebrate the richness of this lovely, diverse country we call ours.


Shirley Minga

Having received both her undergraduate and graduate degrees from UWM, Shirley is a true lifelong Osher learner. She taught English and speech for Milwaukee Public Schools, took part in a National Endowment for the Humanities project at Marquette University, supervised ... read more

Paula Friedman

Paula Friedman

Paula Friedman taught a diverse range of literature classes at Cardinal Stritch University for more than three decades before retiring in May 2013. Some of her favorite classes included Irish Literature, Nonwestern Literature, Contemporary Literature and Images of Women in ... read more

Date: 2 Wed, Dec 1-8

Delivery Method: In-person With Livestream

Time: 12:30-1:45pm CT

Location: UWM Hefter Conference Center or view on Zoom

Shirley Minga
Paula Friedman

Fee: $15

Program Number: FALL:156

Note: In-person capacity: 38
Livestream capacity: 300

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