In 2021, Thomas Cannon was named the poet laureate of Oshkosh. This role is to highlight the importance of literacy, spark creativity and foster artistic expression. The city of Oshkosh hopes to weave old and new cultures together to form one resilient community tapestry.

Tom Cannon has called Oshkosh home since graduating with a major in English and a minor in writing from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. His wife Linda have raised three children and have two grandchildren.

As the author of two books and many poems published in journals, Tom is eager to bring people together through poetry. His presentations can be tailored to your organization and range from how to write poetry to using writing for mental health.

If your organization is interested in hosting the poet laureate for a poetry workshop or a talk, contact Tom in the following ways:
Phone: (920) 236-5206

Learn more about how you can submit Oshkosh poetry, by clicking here

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