Poetry in Motion

Members of Marshall Smith’s poetry workshop read their work at Public Craft Brewery Saturday, August 20, 2022. The program was followed by an open mic at which several KWG members read.


  • Joe Engel, Kenosha’s Poet Laureate
  • Darleen Coleman
  • Bev McCumber
  • Christy Hoff
  • Barbara Messick
  • Marshall Smith
  • Bob Katzman
  • Nancy Alexander
  • Greg Reynolds
  • TJ Morris

Many thanks to Public Craft Brewing Co. for hosting this event. https://publiccraftbrewing.com/

Marshall Smith with five of the eight members of his poetry workshop. From the left: Christy Hoff, Joe Engel, Marshall Smith, Bev McCumber, Barbara Messick, and Darleen Coleman; missing are Christine Schultz, Jim Payne, and Dave Gourdoux.

In-Depth Poetry Critiques

  • October 12, 2022
  • January 11, 2023
  • March 8, 2023
  • May 10, 2023
  • July 12, 2023
  • September 13, 2023
  • November 8, 2023

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WGTD Interview of Poets Laureate

Listen in as Greg Berg interviews the poets laureate of Kenosha and Racine, Joe Engel and Debra Hall. https://open.spotify.com/episode/6bEdJ221N7v0hVrV4Qi7HU?si=Qw3dz-N2QR-iiTV9yN_Mpg&fbclid=IwAR0urqPUZrZMr-0ZEBxq7YiJ1w0MLY_IQFi9k32M4gbzijxa_jiC_Q2H_Qs&nd=1