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.


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.


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."


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.


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.


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.


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.