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November’s Poetic Offerings

POETIC OFFERINGS Thai Joe’s Monday Night is everlasting… I picked up the 21st edition of the Poet’s Monday Grab Bag, from the Lady of Poet’s Monday, JoAnn Chang at poetry night this fall. Only $5. Chang is the official non-editor of the donation publication and the owner of an amazing voice…piercing. Chang is “Publisher & Chief Chef” of the Grab Bag, a collection of work from some of Milwaukee’s communities’ finest and most eccentric poets, writers, spoken word artists, and other afflicted artist types. Poet’s Monday Host, Timothy Kloss is the “coverupper” designer. The Back cover features the art work of Jeannette Klemola. Who’s in it? Greg Grummer – Ruth Lopez – Shelia Spargur – Diane Truswell – Hippie Rick – Amy Welsh – Virgina Silva – Matt Black – De’Shawn L. Ewing – Cat Schlieve-Sue Littleton – Max Klapperman – Maureen Longhi – CarrieLaShelle – Jessi Lamont – Brittany Durk – Emily Hall – Laurel Bastian – Dano – Geo Kiesow – MsThomas – Jennifer Wolters – Lisa Swearinger – Dani Goldstein – Shane Engleking – Brian AKA Matthew O’Bryan – Josh Martin – Karina Schafer – Thom the World Poet – Eliet Brookes – Ken Wood – Brandon O. Lewis – Tom Baas – Brian Sevedge – Sean Cironel – Jeanette Klemola – Caroline Layde – JoAnn Chang – Ann Uttech – Timothy Kloss – why did I list all these contributors…’cause people like to see their name in print! The Grab Bag has never made any money. It is not about $$$ Support your creative community! EVERY MONDAY Night @ Thai Joe’s in the Bangkok Orchid in Prospect Mall, on Prospect between Kenilworth and Ivanhoe. Go. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bean Head on MLK is still doing their poetry thing…Thursday Nights with Host B.L.A.C.K.A.R.T. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Onyx is now closed. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Poetry Unplugged is on the move…traveling to a different spot each month. Bean Head Cafe was the October venue of choice. Connect with Kwabena @ 350-8518 for details. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Poet Q is the November 14 feature at the KUJI CAFe, 3908 E. Capitol Drive. Live band, Joyful Noise, at 7:30. Open Mic begins @ 8pm. Free to all. For details on creative happenings at Kuji Cafe, call 873-9550. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NoW iN pRiNt…published wordz from Local Writers De’Shawn Ewing, “Pyramid Rising: Now Elevation Begins” Ms. Jazzi, “A Few More Minutes,” A Poetic Biography; Adebisi, “A Psalm for the Ghetto: From My Block to Yours” and don’t forget the “Poet’s Monday Grab Bag.” Find these books in and on the scene. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . UW-Parkside B.L.A.X. (black literary arts unknown) takes the stage on November 13 for Floetry Open Mic. Featured performers for the night are Lotus Divine, Adebisi, Blue, and Hector Rosales. Doors open @ 8pm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dragon Lounge on Farwell is set to host a Spoken Word set every Monday night. Hosted by Dan Vaughn and sponsored by the Riverwest Currents, the night is set to fill a void after the closing of some of the city’s hottest spoken word venues. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Look to the Currents for future conversations with the Midwest’s most dynamic writers-poets-spoken word artists-rappers… and folks like that! If you have a poetic offering you would like us to consider, please submit to by the 15th of each month.