Hi there –

black sheep photoI’m a writer and poet living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I work at Schlitz Audubon Nature Center writing and editing, and attend University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee for journalism.

At the nature center I’m able to write original pieces, copy edit, ghost write, and work as part of a team to create a quarterly season-based nature magazine. In school I’m learning many facets of storytelling, including journalistic writing for print and online media, photojournalism, screenwriting, and documentary production.

In the past I’ve worked as the Pfister Hotel Narrator (story gatherer in residence). At Milwaukee’s NPR station 89.7 WUWM I’ve been a contributor of poetry, interviews and essays to the Lake Effect show. As time permits I work on other projects that have been published in places such as Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Wisconsin Bike Federation, and Ozaukee Magazine.

As a poet I’ve released two poetry books, Manifest Density and Carrying a Knife in to the GunfightDensity was included in Best New Poetry of 2006 and Gunfight received the Carma Writer’s Award. Both were released on my indy press Full Contact Publishing. I’m excited to finish school and do something with the hundreds of new poems residing on my computer (and growing daily).

I love being active in every season. When it’s warm I ride motorcycles and bicycles to places where you can hear the birds. When it’s cold I chase deer, split firewood, and (if there’s snow) ski cross country.

To view/purchase my previous books click here.

For booking, publishing, press inquiries, etc. contact edmmakowski [at] gmail.com



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