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Poetry Readings, Listenings*, & Performances
*thanks to D. B. Appleton
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First Fridays 11 pm: Mind's Eye Radio: Madison area poets and writers rant, rave and reminisce on a new topic each month; airs on WORT, 89.9 FM.

Thursday nights 7:30 pm: Radio Literature: Show with local poets, writers and guest readers airs on WORT, 89.9 FM.

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A Space For Poetry, broadcasting on WMUU 102.9 FM every other Friday at 2 a.m. and 8 a.m.


September 1, Friday, 8 pm: Madtown Poetry Open Mic, Madtown Poetry Open Mic at Mother Fool's Coffeehouse. Sign-up 7:30 pm, featured reader Bevin Moeller at 8 pm. Open Mic follows. Questions call Ron at 608-255-4730.

September 7, 7:30 pm: Second Friday Open Mike. Share your own work or read some of your favorites. The Village Booksmith, On the Square, Downtown Baraboo. 608-355-100,

September 9, 7–8 pm: a dramatic reading of the poem, PRELUDE TO PARADISE LOST, Lucifer before and during his insurrection against God, by Bruce Calhoun. Featuring David Salo as the Narrator.  With Rose Beach, Kathy Stamas and Bruce Calhoun playing multiple roles in this dramatic reading. At Orchard Ridge United Church of Christ, 1501 Gilbert Rd, Madison.

September 15, Saturday, 7 pm: Urban Spoken Word Affirming Mic, our summer series, is an opportunity for poets new and seasoned to bring their journals, notes, and notions, and read them before a supportive audience.  This is an ideal opportunity for us to sharpen some work before the slam season begins in November. Join us for another wonderful Affirming Mic season. At Genna’s on the Capitol square. Contact David at for more information.