• Address 720 East Locust Street | Milwaukee, WI 53212
  • Phone 414.263.5001
  • Hours Tue-Fri 11-8pm | Sat-Sun 12-5pm | Closed Mon
  • Hours Tue-Fri 11-8pm, Sat-Sun 12-5pm, Closed Mon
Event Calendar
readings & workshops
March 17

Where My Dreaming and My Loving Live: Poetry & the Body with Nikki Wallschlaeger, Jose-Luis Moctezuma & Jay Besemer

readings & workshops
March 22

Community Conversation About The Round House 

special events
March 24

Anne Kingsbury passes the torch to our new directors!

readings & workshops
March 28

Poetry Reading: Sherwin Bitsui & Bojan Louis

readings & workshops
March 29

Urban Echo Poets

film & video
April 6

aCinema Screening

readings & workshops
April 11

Poetry Reading: Luci Tapahonso and Margaret Noodin

readings & workshops
April 14

Kundiman Midwest Chapbook Series: Lo Kwa Mei-en

readings & workshops
April 17

Poetry Reading and Conversation with Roberto Harrison @ Brown Deer Public Library

April 19

Alash Ensemble

April 21

Woman: Frailty Thy Name, works by Renee Baker

April 22

ACL presents Renee Baker Quartet, Visual Dark Scratch Suite

May 13

Alternating Currents Live presents The Bridge

readings & workshops
May 16

Kundiman Midwest Chapbook Series Noel Pabillo Mariano

May 17

Formations Series for New & Improvised Music

readings & workshops
May 24

Poetry Reading: Urban Echo Poets

Archived readings & workshops
Feb 16 Friday, February 16
7:00pm, Pay What You Can

Matt Cook is the author of five books of poetry: In the Small of My Backyard (Manic D Press, 2002), Eavesdrop Soup (Manic D Press, 2005), The Unreasonable Slug (Manic D Press, 2007), and Proving Nothing to Anyone, and Irksome Particulars (Publishing Genius Press, 2013 & 2017). His work has been anthologized in Aloud: Voices from the Nuyorican Poet's Café, The United States of Poetry, and in Garrison Keillor's Good Poems, American Places. Matt is the former Poet Laureate of Milwaukee, where he currently resides.

Rebecca Morgan Frank is the author of three collections of poetry: Sometimes We’re All Living in a Foreign Country (Carnegie Mellon 2017); The Spokes of Venus (Carnegie Mellon 2016); and Little Murders Everywhere, shortlisted for the Kate Tufts Discovery Award. Her poems have appeared such places as The New Yorker, American Poetry Review, Ploughshares, Guernica, and the Harvard Review. She is the recipient of the Poetry Society of America’s Alice Fay di Castagnola Award and an AWP Intro Journal Award, as well as fellowships and residencies from such places as the Mississippi Arts Commission, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, the Ragdale Foundation, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Her collaborations with composers have been performed and exhibited across the U.S. She is the Jacob Ziskind Poet in Residence at Brandeis University and co-founder and editor-in-chief of the online literary magazine Memorious.org.

Rebecca Morgan Frank photo credits: Betty Press