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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.