Fabu Phillis Carter
Fabu, as she is professionally known, is a poet, columnist, storyteller, and educator who writes to encourage, inspire and remind. The Madison Poet Laureate (2008-2012), she continues to share experiences living in the South, the Midwest and in Africa. Fabu was the 2016 UW Madison Women of Color Awardee for her work in poetry and community. A scholar of African American Literature,Fabu published four books of poetry, Poems, Dreams and Roses, In Our Own Tongues, Journey to Wisconsin: African American Life in Haiku and Love Poems. Journey to Wisconsin…won an Outstanding Achievement in Poetry award by the Wisconsin Library Association. She is a Pushcart Prize nominee in poetry and her words have appeared in literary journals, at the South Madison Library and in the sidewalk in front of The Weary Traveler Restaurant and The Willy Street Co-op.