Hi there –

Ed Makowski Headshot I’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.

In the past, I’ve been a regular contributor of poetry, as well as interviews and essays having nothing to do with poetry, to Lake Effect on Milwaukee’s NPR station 89.7 WUWM. This is also where I curated The Lunch Counter storytelling series.

From November 2011-April 2012 I worked as the Narrator (writer in residence) at Milwaukee’s “Grand Hotel of the West” The Pfister. To follow my writing and recording adventures during that time, visit here.

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, documentary production, and numerous other skills.

While working as Eddie Kilowatt I 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’ve got a whole bunch of poems to organize into books once school is over, but I probably won’t do the whole small press thing myself any longer. I imagine it will be nice to let someone else coordinate that.

Between typing I like to ride motorcycles and bicycles and backpack into the middle of nowhere.

To view/purchase my previous books click here.

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



4 Responses to “About”

  1. […] He has also worked on local theater and video productions coordinating sound effects and music. Ed Makowski (Sound Assistant) Ed is regular contributor of poetry, contemporary literature, and segments […]

  2. An old friend said

    Heard the news about the Pfister…. That is awesome!

  3. Kim Curtis said

    Hi Ed!

    Thanks for the awesome interview with my mom! Terry Gross would’ve been proud 🙂


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