Rozga to present poetry reading at UW-S Nov. 29

The Sheboygan community is invited to visit the University of Wisconsin-Sheboygan Nov. 29 to hear poet Margaret Rozga share her most recent collection of poetry, “Though I Haven’t Been to Baghdad.”

Rozga will share her poetry and take questions from the audience from noon-1 p.m. in Room 2114 (Wombat Room), located in the lower level of the Main Building on the UW-S campus.

Rozga’s most recent work, “Though I Haven’t Been to Baghdad,” details her responses to her son’s deployment first to Mosul, Iraq, in 2004 and then to Begram, Afghanistan, in 2008-09. Her son served in the Army Reserve as a member of the 330th Military Police Detachment headquartered in Sheboygan.

Rozga’s earlier book, “Two Hundred Nights and One Day,” was awarded a bronze medal in poetry in the 2009 Independent Publishers Book Awards and named an outstanding achievement in poetry for 2009 by the Wisconsin Library Association.

She has had work included in six collaborative exhibits with visual artists. Her poems and essays have appeared in many journals and anthologies including Nimrod, Verse Wisconsin, Your Daily Poem, and Wisconsin Magazine of History. Her play about the Milwaukee fair housing marches, “March on Milwaukee: A Memoir of the Open Housing Protests,” has seen three full productions and three concerts readings since its debut in 2007.

A professor of English at UW-Waukesha for more than 25 years, Rozga now offers poetry and journaling workshops throughout Wisconsin and nationally. She lives in Milwaukee and blogs about poetry and social justice at www.benupress.com/for-words.

There is no admission fee or tickets required for Rozga’s poetry reading. UW-Sheboygan is located at One University Drive, Sheboygan, just off Taylor Drive between Indiana and Union avenues.

For more information about the event or UW-Sheboygan, contact Carrie Hoppe at (920) 459-6612 or carrie.hoppe@uwc.edu.


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