Acosta is a multi-disciplinary artist exploring the themes of loss, identity, motherhood and reclaiming self. She emphasized that poetry is a personal choice to express some of the most vulnerable and intimate experiences of her life.
Poet Nicole Acosta (2020-05-19) by Salam Fatayer88Nine Radio Milwaukee
Acosta reciting her poem Chicken Tiki Masala
Rozga is the Wisconsin Poet Laureate of 2019-2020. Her poems are cultivated from her own life experiences. Many of her resurfacing themes are on social and racial justice.
Poet Margaret Rozga (2020-05-19) by Salam Fatayer88Nine Radio Milwaukee
Rozga reciting her poem Cake and Lemonade for Neighbors
Michaela Lacy is a 20-year-old writer and spoken word artist. She runs an open mic called Sacred Garden and was the Youth Poet Laureate in 2018 for Prince George’s County Maryland.
Poet Michaela Lacy (2020-05-19) by Salam Fatayer88Nine Radio Milwaukee
Lacy reciting her poem Generational Curses
Lilo Allen is a poet and self-described her discipline as, tongue sharper than most swords. She is the owner of Papyrus and Charms, a jewelry line of culturally conscious goods from Jamaica.
Poet Lilo Allen (2020-05-19) by Salam Fatayer88Nine Radio Milwaukee
Allen reciting her poem Hair Grease.
Annie Grizzle is a poet and sound maker living in Milwaukee. To her, poetry is where she finds freedom and where she doesn’t have to worry about being wrong.
Poet Annie Grizzle (2020-05-19) by Salam Fatayer88Nine Radio Milwaukee
Grizzle reciting her poem Water Poem.
Salam Fatayer - Graphics
Nicole Acosta - Chicken Tikki Masala
Margaret Rozga - Cake and Lemonade for Neighbors
Michaela Lacy - Generational Curses
Lilo Allen - Hair Grease
Annie Grizzle - Water Poem