Brenda Cardenas and Valerie Martinez

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Will discuss the relationship between poetry and visual art. Cardenas, a native of Milwaukee and an associate professor in the Department of English at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, is the author of the two poetry collections, "From the Tongues of Brick and Stone" and "Boomerang," and co-editor of "Between the Heart and the Land: Latina Poets in the Midwest." Martinez, a poet, translator, and playwright from Santa Fe, N.M., is the author of three books of poetry: "Absence, Luminescent" (1999), "World to World" (2004), "And They Called It Horizon" (2010); the limited-edition chapbook "This is How it Began" (2010); and the book-length poem, "Each and Her" (2010). She has been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award and the William Carlos Williams Award. At the Madison Building, Mumford Room.