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CU hosts visiting poet Anders Carlson-Wee


Carlson-Wee will share his knowledge and experience of being a professional poet during his talk, “Trains, Travel, and the American Poet.” He has “hopped trains” with his brother and fellow poet, Kai Carlson-Wee, and traveled across America to write his stories in powerful narrative form and lyric poems. Carlson-Wee was a professional rollerblader in his youth, along with Kai, before he studied wilderness survival and started jumping on freight trains to see the country in an epic American journey. He has bicycled across the U.S. twice, hitchhiked to the Yukon and back, and walked on foot across Croatia and Bosnia through the farm villages of the Dinaric Alps.