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Showing entries tagged: 'Poetry'


Hysteria: A Collection of Madness by Stephanie M. Wytovich

By MPL Staff on Sep 12, 2014 3:54 PM

Wow, I’d love to have a serious conversation with poet Stephanie M. Wytovich about, say, the horror of Shirley Jackson or disfigurement in the stories of Flannery O’Connor while we sip burgundy from huge gold goblets as a candelabra supplies superficial light and shadow. 

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Henry David Thoreau - Plaque Dedication in Milwaukee 9/27

By Heather S on Sep 12, 2014 11:05 AM

On June 27th 1861, Henry David Thoreau and his traveling companion, Horace Mann, Jr., arrived in Milwaukee by train. They stayed one night at the Lake House Hotel on Ferry and Lake Streets, site of today's Colectivo Coffee.    

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The Raven: Tales and Poems by Edgar Allan Poe

By MPL Staff on Aug 13, 2014 11:43 AM

This landmark new anthology of Poe's work, which defied convention, shocked readers, and confounded critics demonstrates the astonishing power and imagination with which he probed the darkest corners of the human mind.

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Song of Napalm by Bruce Weigl

By Jacki P on Jun 18, 2014 10:05 AM

The Vietnam War is over. But is it? After experiencing Bruce Weigl’s collection of poems titled Song of Napalm, I realized that the war is still very much alive in the minds of some folks who participated. Weigl, an Army veteran and recipient of the Bronze Star, uses vivid language and imagery to share his feelings of pain, loss and personal hell.  This is potent…

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