HOTT Poetry Night
Amanda Ngoho Reavey is a Philippine-born, Wisconsin-raised poet and artist interested in ancestral stories and plant spirit communication. She is the Author of Marilyn (The Operating System), which won the 2017 Association of Asian American Studies Best Book Award in Poetry, and is the Founder of Tea & Tattered Pages, a small press publisher envisioned as a conversation between poets, artists, scientists and philosophers. Amanda holds an MFA in Writing & Poetics from Naropa University and is the Marketing & Development Director at Woodland Pattern Book Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Estella Lauter served as Poet Laureate of Door County (2013-15). She has published three chapbooks with Finishing Line Press, one of which focuses on sailing trips she took with her family for 20 years. Her poems have won awards from the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets, the Wisconsin Writers Association, Fox Cry Review, the Peninsula Pulse and the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation. She has published poems in Free Verse, Verse Wisconsin, The Wisconsin Journal of People and Ideas and several anthologies of poetry. She is Professor Emerita of the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh, where she chaired the English Department. She founded the Door County Poets Collective, whose first project was Soundings: Door County in Poetry.