Dasha Kelly Hamilton, the first Black woman to be named Wisconsin Poet Laureate, delivers our closing address. Dasha is a writer, performance artist, and creative change agent, applying the creative process to facilitate dialogues around human and social wellness. She is the author of two novels, three poetry collections, four spoken word albums, and one collection of personal vignettes. She has taught at colleges, conferences, and classrooms and curated fellowships for emerging leaders. An Arts Envoy for the U.S. Embassy, Dasha has facilitated community building initiatives in Botswana, Toronto, Mauritius, and Beirut. Her touring production, Makin’ Cake
, uniquely engages communities in a forward dialogue on race, class, and equity. Dasha is a national Rubinger Fellow as well as Poet Laureate for the City of Milwaukee.
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