Walt’s Soapbox: The Revolution Will Be Freaky

On a hot June afternoon at the Indianapolis Pride Festivities, an unlikely alliance emerged from the endless throngs of rainbow-decked spectators. At a little booth tucked away in the back, the members of the Indianapolis Socialist Party were passing out literature to the crowd, trying Read More …

Walt’s Soapbox: Conquering the Big Stage, Or How I Managed to Kick Ass in Chicago and Nearly Piss My Pants in the Process Back in the Summer of 2011

Alright, the last two weeks I’ve been pretty serious in my columns, so I’m gonna lighten things up a bit. I’ve been performing as a poet for the past nine years and with it being summer, I’m right in the middle of prime gig season. Read More …