Poetry Archives

“A Thank You Note For Mom”

May 5, 2022

“A Thank You Note for Mom” By Lang Leav You have told me all the things before I knew I needed to hear them To be unafraid Of all the things I use to fear Before I knew I shouldn’t fear them.

Clement eighth-grader wins state forensics tournament with original poetry

April 21, 2013

April is National Poetry Month, so throughout the month, Milwaukee Public Schools is highlighting the district’s talented poets. Clement Avenue School eighth-grader Taijahna Lee-Seamster took first place overall in the poetry category at the Middle School State Forensics Tournament, held March 23 in Neenah, WI. Tijahna read her original poetry, powerful accounts of the experiences… [Read More]

Politics and Poetry II

April 11, 2013

Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs invited residents to a night of politically-charged poetry from some of Milwaukee’s best spoken word artists and politicians of all ages, on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 in the City Hall rotunda. Hosted by Kwabena Antoine Nixon (IKAN) and sponsored by Alderwoman Coggs, the NAACP Young Adult Committee Milwaukee Branch, the League… [Read More]