In the News

Recent media coverage and interviews about the U. P. Poet Laureate Foundation and the U.P. Poet Laureate.


Poet Laureate Celebrates National Haiku Day

Upper Michigan Today celebrates National Haiku Poetry Day with the Poet Laureate of the UP

Marquette Monthly – April 2023

Marquette Monthly April 2023


PWPL would like to congratulate Beverly Matherne as the newly selected Upper Peninsula Poet Laureate Foundation 2023-2024 U.P. Poet Laureate! 

Beverly Matherne will be performing a Live Poetry Reading at the Great Lakes Poetry Festival on April 26 from 7 – 8 pm in the Community Room. 

Read some of her several books or poetry at PWPL today!

An interview with Beverly Matherne and Martin Achatz by Kurt Hauswirth on WNMU-FM

The Daily Mining Gazette 3/24/23

Upper Peninsula Woman named 2023-24 Poet Laureate The Mining Journal 3/23/23

Northern Today English Professor Emerita Named U.P. Poet Laureate

TV 6 Interview with Martin Achatz and Beverly Matherne 3/21/23

Library Words with Nerds Podcast – Martin Achatz, 2-time former U. P. Poet Laureate and V.P. of the U.P. Poet Laureate Foundation discusses foundation news with Janeen Rastall.

More News

Martin Achatz, Foundation Vice-President is interviewed by WLUC about the Giving Poetry project on Nov. 27, 2022.

Kurt Hauswirth with WNMU-FM interviews Martin Achatz, V.P. of the U.P. Poet Laureate Foundation about the application process for the 2023 U.P. Poet Laureate on the Northern Arts & Culture show.