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08.30.2010 | | Posted at 04:11 PM

Former Thai Joe's Poet's Monday Host Returns To Linneman's

By Russ Bickerstaff
Having survived for well over 15 years, Poet’s Monday is one of Milwaukee’s longest-standing poetry traditions. The show was started by singer/poet Sheila Spargur at some point in the early-to-mid-‘90’s at the now defunct Café Melange near Third and Wisconsin. The weekly Monday night of open mic poetry followed be a featured performer has since moved to Linneman’s Riverwest Inn by way...
08.31.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
I can’t find any proof of it, but I’m pretty sure locally-bred nonlinear intellectual Matt Cook once said that DaVinci had invented a working helicopter long before they’d ever come up with a practical airplane. I don’t know if this is true and I can’t remember for certain that it was Matt Cook who said this, but I remember him saying that all his best friends skipped the plane and went ...
03.16.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Performance Poetry in Milwaukee has always had a relatively small following. Performance poetry ANYWHERE has always had a relatively small following. Every now and then, though, there’s a certain style that rises to prominence and gets noticed by people outside the usual milieu of performance poets. In the late ‘50’s and early ‘60’s it was the Beats. In the late ‘60’s and early 70’...