Coloma Hotel to present an honored Wisconsin poet

A much-honored poet will be the next featured reader in Original Voice’s monthly program at the Coloma Hotel. Michael Kriesel of Wausau will read on Sept. 14 at 7 p.m.

Award-winning poems boasting zombies and comic book heroes, sea stories from his navy days, nature, mysticism and magic…written in free verse and in various forms. Michael Kriesel’s readings always entertain.

He was the winner of North American Review’s 2015 James Hearst Poetry Prize and just retired as president of the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets. Kriesel has had poems in many publications––Alaska Quarterly, Antioch Review, Rattle, North American Review, and The Progressive.

An electronic volume of short poems is scheduled for release later this year from Right Hand Pointing. His other books include Whale of Stars and Moths Mail the House (both from Sunnyoutside), and Chasing Saturday Night (Marsh River Editions).

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