Poetry

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Writer pens 34 "Giannis haiku" for National Poetry Month

Published March 31, 2020

Tom Erickson is a lifelong basketball fan and a writer, so after getting inspired after attending a poetry event at Linneman's a few months ago, he decided to write 34 haiku about Giannis for National Poetry Month which is April.

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Artist of the Day: Jessie @ The Green Rabbit

Published March 24, 2020

For 20 years, Jessie Schroeder has owned and operated a handmade, functional ceramics business called The Green Rabbit in Mukwonago. Now she's selling her beautiful creations and "care packages" online.

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Palm Beach poet returns home for two events

Published April 16, 2019

Shandle Chapman wrote her first poem in Milwaukee at age 14. Now a grown woman and mother, she returns to share her latest work at two events this weekend for Poetry Month.

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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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New Poet Laureate Margaret Rozga puts her actions into words

Published Feb. 16, 2019

As the new poet laureate of Wisconsin, Margaret Rozga inherits a platform that allows her to advocate for social justice - something she's done in Milwaukee and across the country, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.

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Who was Juan Bernal?

Published June 24, 2018

A spoken word poet and a rapper, a leader and a mentor, Juan Bernal "suffered a serious gunshot wound" and died on May 28, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.

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Milwaukee Talks: America SCORES Milwaukee Executive Director Kate Carpenter

Published April 19, 2018

America SCORES Milwaukee combines soccer with poetry and service to inspire inner-city youth to lead healthy lives, be engaged students and have the confidence and character to make a difference in their community. We spoke to executive director Kate Carpenter about the organization, its programming and Saturday's SCORES CUP.

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It's Milwaukee haiku time

Published April 17, 2018

Because today is National Haiku Day, OnMilwaukee wants to celebrate this Japenese poem with Milwaukee haiku of our own - and some from you, too.