Jan 09, 2023

The Wisconsin Poet Laureate Commission is thrilled to announce Nicholas Gulig as the new state poet laureate of Wisconsin. Nicholas will serve his two-year term beginning January 14, 2023 and serve until the end of 2024. A Thai-American poet from Wisconsin. Nicholas lives in Fort Atkinson and works as an Associate Professor at the...

Aug 18, 2022

The Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters, in partnership with the Wisconsin Poet Laureate Commission, is pleased to announce the call for applications and nominations for the Wisconsin Poet Laureate for 2023–2024. Beginning August 25, 2022, the Wisconsin Poet Laureate Commission will accept applications from individual poets who...

Jan 08, 2021

Favorite Poem—Poem About My Rights

Nov 07, 2020


Oct 02, 2020

My Country Tis of Thee       September 2, 2020  BayView Compass

Interviewing people about their favorite poems, my project as Wisconsin Poet...

Jun 01, 2020


May 02, 2020

FAVORITE POEM — At the Ten-In-One, aside from the Born Freaks

Dec 01, 2019

The following statement was passed unanimously by the Wisconsin Poet Laureate Commission:


The rise in angry rhetoric against immigrants, particularly immigrants of color, the policy of child separation, and the treatment of children in detention camps...

May 06, 2019

Margaret Rozga writes frequently about favorite poems for the BayView Compass. Read some of her columns here:

October, 2019


Jan 13, 2017

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Mar 10, 2016

Spring 2016 article on Kim in Wisconsin People and Ideas. Thanks to everyone at the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters.

Apr 21, 2015

Anne Strainchamps remembers Ellen Kort at Wisconsin Public Radio.

Apr 21, 2015

Wisconsin's first Poet Laureate, Ellen Kort, is remembered with gratitude.

Jan 24, 2015

Senior Writer Molly Snyder interviews Kim for OnMilwaukee.

Jan 18, 2015

Gayle Worland features the story in the Wisconsin State Journal Sunday edition.

Jan 18, 2015

Featured on the Wisconsin Humanities Blog, Humanities Booyah!, a 2010 essay by Kim with a new preface as she accepts her appointment as Poet Laureate.

Jan 14, 2015

Wisconsin's next poet laureate hopes to hear more poems in public places, saying that poetry “has a spiritual role to play” in our lives.Wisconsin Public Radio's Chick Quirmbach covers the story, featuring Kimberly's reading of "Family Tree" and "Manoominike-giizis."

Jan 08, 2015

Silena Milewski interviews Kim for Express Milwaukee

Jan 07, 2015

Jim Higgins covers the story for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Featuring video of Kim's poem, "Refractions."