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Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2009
Milwaukee-area native Joe Holland is one busy individual these days. In addition to working at Flanner’s Home Entertainment in Brookfield and part-time for the Wisconsin Athletic Club, Holland is co-manager of The Coffee House, an acoustic music and poetry joint located on the corner of 19th Street and Wisconsin...
Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008

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During an interview earlier this year, Milwaukee Poet Laureate Susan Firer professed her goal to get more people interested in poetry-people who usually feel adrift in the aphoristic world of rhyme and cadence. This week her plan comes to fruition. On Thursday, Sept. 25, Firer and the Milwaukee Central Library host an inter-art collaboration between some of Milwaukee's most dynamic choreographers, poets and musicians.
Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2008

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Any publisher will tell you that poetry-that music of the soul, that sublime agent of universal values-relies as much on successful marketing and distribution as it does on the inspirational muses if it stands any hope of reaching an attentive ear. For its summer program, ArtWorks for Milwaukee, a local nonprofit organization that provides teens with paid apprenticeships in the arts to teach them critical employment skills, attempted to familiarize students with the personal and pragmatic ends of poetry publishing. Eight high-school students from Milwaukee Public Schools were . . .
Monday, July 28, 2008

Tonight @ Linneman's Riverwest Inn - 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.

With her pretty, soulful vocals, introspective lyrics and precocious songs, Amy Rohan has been a favorite in local coffeehouses and clubs around the city for nearly a decade, playing on her own and with other bands. Tonight, the singer-songwriter does a free 10 p.m. at one of her regular haunts, Linneman’s Riverwest Inn . . .
Monday, July 21, 2008

Tonight @ Linneman's Riverwest Inn - 10 p.m.

With her pretty, soulful vocals, introspective lyrics and precocious songs, Amy Rohan has been a favorite in local coffeehouses and clubs around the city for nearly a decade, playing on her own and with other bands. Tonight, the singer-songwriter does a free 10 p.m. at one of her regular haunts, Linneman’s Riverwest . . .
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
A write-or-die guy, Kwabena Antoine Nixon—Chicago native, Milwaukee dweller—was part of the movement that brought spoken word to the forefront of the city. He meanders through clubs and cafes with Poetry Unplugged open mic nights that audiences call “church” and he calls “the ministry.”
Sunday, May 11, 2008

Celebrate! Performance 2008

Each year Express Yourself Milwaukee, Inc. presents a grand performance that represents the culmination of a year’s worth of multi-disciplined arts study, creation, and practice by the participants of five Milwaukee agencies and schools serving at-risk youth.
Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Tonight @ the Downer Avenue Schwartz Bookshop - 7 p.m.

As part of National Poetry Month, UWM and the Poetry Foundation partnered for a production called “The Poetry Everywhere Project” to create visual representations of films and have them screened around the country. Tonight at a 7 p.m. event at the Schwartz Bookshop Downer Avenue location, they’ll debut these films . . .
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Who Will grab a slot on this years National Poetry Slam Team?

Watch the 2008 Milwaukee City Slam finalists below on video before attending the final event on Tuesday, April 29th at the Miramar Theatre at 7:30 p.m. City Finalists: Ms. Creamm, Shelly Davis, De'Shawn Ewing, Karl Iglesias, Robert Martin, Tiffany Miller, Darlin' Niki, Elizabeth Nunley, Dan Vaughn, Nigel Wade, Amy Welsh.
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Tonight @ the UWM Union Ballroom - 7:30 p.m.

Adrienne Rich, one of America’s greatest living poets, has won nearly every award possible during her distinguished six-decade career. Since 1951 she has been penning and publishing thoughtful literary works detailing the rise and necessity of feminism in America. The 78-year-old poet and essayist is renowned for . . .

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