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Angie Trudell Vasquez is a poet, writer, performer, and activist. She is the current City of Madison Poet Laureate. Angie Trudell Vasquez received her MFA in poetry from the Institute of American Indian Arts. Her work was recently featured by Tracy K. Smith, former U.S. Poet Laureate, on the poetry podcast, The Slow Down, which is broadcast daily on Minnesota Public Radio. Most recently her work has been published in Taos Journal of PoetryYellow Medicine ReviewRaven Chronicles, The RumpusCloudthroat, and the South Florida Poetry Journal. She has poems on the Poetry Foundation’s website, and was a Ruth Lilly fellow while at Drake University. In 2018 she was a finalist for the New Women’s Voices series and her book, In Light, Always Light, her third collection of poetry, was published by Finishing Line Press in May 2019. She guest edited the Spring 2019 edition of the Yellow Medicine Review with Millissa Kingbird. She is co-editing a collection presently with Margaret Rozga, current Wisconsin Poet Laureate, entitled Through This Door, to be released in August 2020. She serves on the Wisconsin State Poet Laureate Commission as co-chair.

Experiences: Editing, teaching poetry workshops, public speaking.

For poems, invitations to read or speak please email.