Jodi and Cris love words. We are lucky to start off 2020 with each of them bringing more poetry, connection and exploration to our work around Wisconsin!
Welcome Jodi! Jodi Vander Molen is passionate about poetry and using the power of language to give us reason to laugh, hope, and connect. She grew up on a small farm, performs at open mics, has a weekly haiku habit, and is the WHC’s new representative on the Wisconsin Poet Laureate Commission! We are one of six organizations that supports the Poet Laureate in acting as a statewide emissary for poetry and creativity.
¡Mi travesía hasta Wisconsin!
Welcome Cris! Cris has been part of the Wisconsin Languages Project at UW-Madison, where he documents stories from Heritage Spanish speakers around the state. Originally from Puerto Rico, we are thrilled to have him here, helping to expand the reach of our Immigrant Journeys from South of the Border: ¡Mi travesía hasta Wisconsin! exhibit. Coming soon: A statewide tour of the exhibit!