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  • Hours Tue-Fri 11-8pm, Sat-Sun 12-5pm, Closed Mon
Event Calendar
readings & workshops
February 23

Poetry Reading: Anna Vitale & Roberto Harrison

readings & workshops
February 24

RESCHEDULED: Genre: Urban Arts No. 3 Release

readings & workshops
March 1

Wisconsin Reads The Round House

film & video
March 2

aCinema Screening

readings & workshops
March 7

Poetry Reading: Kwabena Antoine Nixon

readings & workshops
March 8

Poetry Reading: Ed Block & Jenny Benjamin

readings & workshops
March 14

Kundiman Midwest Chapbook Series: Suman Chhabra

March 15

Formations Series for New & Improvised Music

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 

readings & workshops
March 28

Poetry Reading: Sherwin Bitsui & Bojan Louis

film & video
April 6

aCinema Screening

readings & workshops
April 11

Poetry Reading: Luci Tapahonso

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

readings & workshops
May 2

Poetry Reading: Layli Long Soldier

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
Dec 5 Friday, December 5
7:00pm, Pay What You Can


LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs is the author of TwERK (Belladonna* 2013). She has been published widely and her performance work has been featured at The Kitchen, Exit Art, Brooklyn Museum, The Whitney, MoMa and The Walker Center. As a curator/director, she has staged events at El Museo del Barrio, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Symphony Space and BAM Café. Diggs and Greg Tate are the founders and editors of Coon Bidness, yoYo and SO4.




          …the artist is born of Trinidadian-Canadian parents

          …based in Miami, the artist

          …the artist of Irish and Cherokee ancestry

          …her work oscillates between the illusionary potential of performance

          …was born and raised in Brooklyn

          …the artist is of Diné and African descent

          …artist, vocalist, curator, publisher, playwright, actor…

          …the artist's works touch on seemingly disparate histories

          …is the socio-political Marxist artist that coined the term “post black” in conceptual art.

          …his delectably abject work is a tactile, layered, somatic and multilingual re-telling…

          …born in Port au Prince, Haiti, the artist

          …her work investigates the Afri-sci-fi narrative in the black transgendered body

          …he is a Chicano artist

          …explores identity and conformity by photographing himself…

          …is originally from White Cone, Arizona, on the Navajo Reservation.

          …is represented by Sikkema; Jenkins and Co.

          …her work, rooted in her Mid-Western upbringing as a Korean adoptee

          …the artist is a registered tribal member of the Shawnee

          …crafting post post-colonial iconographies in Peruvian pottery 

          …he examines his Ugandan roots

          …has exhibited in Morocco, South Africa, Pittsburg, Berlin, Tate Modern…

          …she lives and works in Bogota, Colombia

          … is Chippewa of the Deer Clan and born for the Mexican Clan.

          …she explores displacement and identity in culturally specific markers

          …was born in Ghana in 1971 and grew up in Nashville

          …probing the physical weight of sculpture and Dominican carnival masks…

          …uses the study of ethnological objects, popular icons, and the Dadaist tradition to  

          explore cultural and creative syncretism, art history, and politics.




        trail mix


               However, any action in which a man ejaculates or otherwise deposits semen anywhere but in a woman’s vagina shall be interpreted                and construed as an action against an unborn child.

               State Senator Constance Johnson of Oklahoma on the Every Sperm is Sacred Amendment to Personhood Bill

               They’re all fruit.

               State Senator Nina Turner of Ohio on the Viagra Bill

         tilth is a womb. craven is the banana lost at sea. it

         needs jesus like all heathens do. wasted corn kernels, the shame! is

         what spilt not life? into the spume semen dies. all

         alive wading. all normal. dead. abnormal. wading.  about

         40 million each jack. stumpy dates, copious eggplants lacking the

         guidance of anal governments. American sperm needs our love!

         there’s a crisis and the strapping Norse is winning. and

         thahn long seed is more exotic than Bronzeville peanuts making

         double penetration pop on ghetto-tube. globules of little tails sure

         to be tarnished. fertile lubes: Viagra, turkey baster fatalities. we

         cherish our melon busboys and mulberry janitors. look

         towards Brazil for a sign: passion fruits shaped like man’s sex. out-

         law the neglect of apples. outlaw the abuse of pumpkins. against, not for

         the test tubes. god gets quite irate over dried up grapes. men’s

         spurned daggers bound for banks. drunk fruit flies crave, bemoan sexual   

         healing from hand. or mouth. seamen think little of the nation’s health.