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Woodland Pattern Book Center celebrates the winter solstice and the 40th anniversary of Bernadette Mayer’s epic poem, Midwinter Day, with a community reading of the poem on Dec. 22. Read more

Books

Poet John Koethe celebrates the release of his new anthology, Walking Backwards: Poems 1966-2016, on Nov. 30 at Boswell Book Company. Read more

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Milwaukee’s iconoclastic Renaissance man, Rod Eglash, has recently published his memoir, The Ego of Eggo. Read more

Books

America SCORES Milwaukee, which offers free soccer and poetry practice to underprivileged children, asks for support through an upcoming fundraiser. Read more

A&E

A book release party for Anna Rodriguez’s volume of poetry, Gold Leaf Bones, will be held at Voyageur Book Shop on Oct. 4. Read more

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Shorewood poet DeWitt Clinton will perform a reading and discuss his new collection at Boswell Book Company on Sept. 21. Read more

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Poet Rena Priest will read from her new collection, Patriarchy Blues, at Woodland Pattern Book Center on May 2. Read more

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Milwaukee has a long history of LGBTQ poets, including two, Antler and Jeff Poniewaz, who served as the city’s poet laureate. Read more

My LGBTQ POV

Milwaukee poet Charles Ries found an unusual way to bring his verse stories to life by collaborating with veteran local musicians in a band called Charles P. Ries and the MinkTronics. Read more

Local Music

In Poets of the Bible: From Solomon’s Song of Songs to John’s Revelation, Willis Barnstone, a poet himself as well as a scholar, hopes to awaken new readers to the literary dimension of scriptures through his own verse translations from the... Read more

Books

Handel’s operas are teeming with animals! Stroll the grounds of the Lynden Sculpture Garden in search of the lion, bee, nightingale, snake, elephant, frog, dove, stag, tiger – even a phoenix! Come explore the menagerie created when Danceworks Perf.. Read more

Dance

In a new literary anthology, Family Stories from the Attic, edited by Wisconsin writers Christi Craig and Lisa Rivera, a global community of (mostly) female writers has compiled a timeless collection of touching personal tales based on fami... Read more

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This January Milwaukee rapper/producer Safari Al celebrated the launch of his labor-intensive side project: an ambitious multi-media poetry zine called Silt Rifle . Each issue of the bi-monthly, hand-stitched zine spotlights a different poet, and .. Read more

On Music

With its monthly Touch and Agree night at Landmark Lanes, Milwaukee’s Ruby Yacht collective has found a place to workshop new material. Read more

Music Feature

Prominent African-Americanpoet Jay Wright will give a poetry reading at Marquette University on Tuesday,Oct. 25, at 3:30 p.m. as part of their forum series.Praised for its evocativelanguage, introspective tone and mythological imagery,.. Read more

Around MKE

Searching for Sappho: The Lost Songs and World of the First Woman Poet by Philip Freeman contains new translations of all of her surviving work, fragments as well as full poems, revealing a person with a gift for condensing a world of emoti... Read more

Books

Archaeologist Susan Brind Morrow doesn’t see extraterrestrials or advanced science in the hieroglyphs, but poetry most profound. Read more

Books

The Dayna Clay Band will headline Linneman’s (1001 E. LocustSt.) April 25 Poet’s Monday . Theevent will benefit RAINN, the nationslargest anti-sexual assault organization, and The Kennedy Forum/One Mind, a mentalhealth nonprofit. Door.. Read more

Around MKE

This week, UWM’s poetry open mic Lyrical Sanctuary welcomes nationally touring spoken word artist Nicole Shantè White. White has done some acting. She’s done some dance. Here she’s doing spoken word. As present online, her work is a mix of the.. Read more

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Milwaukee Books to Prisoners

Ex-Prisoners Organizing will be hosting a poetry read to raise funds for the Wisconsin Books to Prisoners and LGBT Books to Prisoners. The project is exactly what the title states it is. Last year, they sent thousands of books to prisoners.. Read more

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