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Viral slam poet coming to Turner Hall

Published March 27, 2019

Neil Hilborn, who lives with mental illness, recorded a spoken word piece, "OCD," that received more than 75 million views online. Hilborn is performing at Turner Hall in April.

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Boswell Books hosts hip poetess

Published Sept. 28, 2009

Poet and blogger Lizzie Skurnik reads at Boswell Book Company on Tuesday at 7 p.m. It's a free event, something that we Milwaukeeans always appreciate.

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Joshua The Scribe embarks on "New Day Crusade"

Published Oct. 27, 2006

It's a time of transition and celebration for Milwaukee spoken-word poet Joshua Gillsutton, who might be better known around here as Joshua The Scribe, as he just released his latest album, "New Day Crusade."

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Milwaukee Talks: Poet Laureate Marilyn Taylor

Published May 3, 2004

OMC interviews Marilyn Taylor, Milwaukee's third Poet Laureate and the first female in the job. A widely published poet and UWM professor, Taylor is anything but pretentious.

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Local Luddite prints letterpress 'zine

Published Feb. 17, 2004

John Tyson, a self-described Luddite, created "Accurate Key," a stunning anthology of letterpressed poems by local and national writers. He reads with Rob Baumann and Stacy Szymaszek at Voss Books on Sat., Feb. 21.

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Open mic guide

Published April 24, 2003

Milwaukee's got a healthy open mic scene for both the aspiring writer and musician. Get some first-hand tips from poetry reading expert Geo Kiesow, manager of Y-Not II's Poetry Slam. Then use our handy guide to find the right open mic night for you.

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Milwaukee club celebrates dead poet

Published July 23, 2002

There are clubs for everything, even a dead Scottish writer. It's true: Once a month, members of the Milwaukee Robert Burns Club get together to explore the life and work of Robert Burns, an 18th century Scottish poet and songwriter.