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Hirt ’00 leads community poetry class

Brother David Hirt ’00 is a Capuchin Brother at Capuchin Community Services in Milwaukee, WI. He also leads a poetry class at The House of Peace, a community center in one of Milwaukee’s most distressed areas.  The class offers encouragement and direction for members of the north side community to express themselves through poetry.  Brother David’s interest in poetry began in high school in the 1990s, and he sharpened his skills at Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Ind. He leans toward meditative, religious and nature poetry, but sometimes indulges his fun side. “My ‘Star Wars’ Christmas carols are quite popular among my friends,” he said.”

David was a double major in English and Theater. After Wabash, David completed an MFA degree in theater scenic design at Wayne State University, a Master’s of Divinity degree from Catholic Theological Union, and a Master’s degree in Spirituality at Creighton University.  He is the Campus Minister and Spiritual Director at St. Lawrence Seminary High School in Mt. Calvary, WI.