Milwaukee names Mario Willis next poet laureate (via CBS 58)

Milwaukee has named a new poet laureate and he’s excited to get to work. 

Mario Willis is a Milwaukee native and has been featured throughout the city as a performer and writing guide. For more than 16 years, Willis has collaborated with nationally recognized spoken word artists and award-winning poets. 

For the next two years, Willis will make guest appearances and promote poetry in the community for the Milwaukee Public Library.

“What I especially love about poetry is it allows me to be descriptive in a way where I could paint these images with words that get transferred into peoples’ minds,” Willis said. 

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