Brian Standing closed the show today with a piece on Madison’s spoken word collective, Generations Spoken. Standing recently attended a performance at the Madison Overture Center and collected excerpts from the performance as well as a few interviews. Generation spoken will be performaning Sunday, March […]
“Consider Pledging to WORT,” A poem by the producer of the Monday morning Buzz. If you would like to call in and leave us a message we are now accepting poems, songs, stories. Call 608-622-7899 and leave your message at the tone.
The twelfth Wisconsin Book Festival is coming up this month. For the first time, the festival is the purview of the Madison Public Library, who inherited it from the Wisconsin Humanities Council. Over four days from October 17th through the 20th, the festival will host more than 50 events incorporating literature, film, art, and performance. […]
Jazz Musician Bobby Watson teams up with spoken word artist Glenn North to pay tribute to Martin Luther King and the forgotten message of the March on Washington.
… and if you’re of a more literary bent, the Wisconsin Book Festival is also upon us. They’re featuring spoken word poetry from First Wave. Willy Ney, Executive Director of the UW Office of Multicultural Arts Initiative joined the Monday Buzz on October 13.
Madison’s spoken word scene has flourished for a number of years now. Back in 2008, the city hosted the National Poetry Slam, putting it in on the poetry slam map of larger metro areas like Boston, Oakland, and Austin, Texas. Meanwhile, Madison’s local scene continues to thrive, with the venerable Urban Spoken Word performance every […]