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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 . . .
Thursday, April 17, 2008

Tonight @ the Downer Avenue Schwartz Bookshop - 7:00 PM

Area poets celebrate poetry month tonight with a 7 p.m. event at the Downer Avenue Schwartz Bookshop called “April Showers: Milwaukee Poets.” Steve Anderson, BJ Best, Jim Hazard, Peggy Hong, James Liddy and Chuck Stebelton will read a mix of new and previously published works.
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Since the 1980s, local author and UW-Milwaukee instructor has been using poetry to usher in a greener, more environmentally aware city. After immersing himself in the eco-inspired poetry scene of the West Coast in the late-’70s, he came back to Milwaukee in the early ’80s to find a community of like-minded individuals.
Sunday, April 6, 2008

Today @ the Milwaukee Central Library - 1:30 PM

Milwaukee inducts its newest poet laureate, Susan Firer, today at a 1:30 p.m. ceremony at the Milwaukee Central Library. Firer's Milwaukee is a place of pockmarked beauty; where you can still hear "old nuns crying for their stolen wimples" and witness the smelt-fishing crowd get "out of control." If you're looking to impress a newcomer with local . . .
Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2008

Book Preview

Poetry or fiction that extols the virtues of art is certainly not a new phenomenon. Think of Keats’ “Ode on a Grecian Urn.” In recent years authors like Tracy Chevalier and Jeanne Kalogridis have come to prominence for constructing fictional narratives around specific works of art, using them as a starting point from which to explore the social or historical context within which they were painted. Perhaps more importantly, they allow readers to peek beneath the shroud of mystery surrounding artists and their subjects. Susan Vreeland’s new novel, Luncheon of the Boating Party, belongs to this vein of fiction. Based on Renoir’s painting of the same name, it allows readers to enter the painting’s leisurely scene and capture a view of Parisian society in the late 19th century.
Saturday, Jan. 26, 2008

Today @ the Woodland Pattern Book Center - 10:00 AM

Throughout the day, the Woodland Pattern Book Center hosts its annual Poetry Marathon and Benefit, 14 continuous hours of poetry and music from 150 different performers, beginning at 10 a.m.

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