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Event Calendar
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

readings & workshops
April 4

Creative Open Mic “Show Your Love of the River” Sharing & Member Meeting

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 22

ACL presents Renee Baker Quartet, Visual Dark Scratch Suite

April 22

Woman: Frailty Thy Name, works by Renee Baker

readings & workshops
May 2

Poetry Reading: Rena Priest

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 exhibitions
Dec 2 December 2 - January 1
7:00pm, Pay What You Can

Drawings and journal entries
new work by Roberto Harrison

Opening Reception on Sunday, December 2, 1-4pm at the Woodland Pattern Open House

Roberto Harrison is the author, most recently, of Counter Daemons (Litmus Press, 2006) and Os (subpress, 2006). A chapbook, Elemental Song, was also published in 2006 by Answer Tag Home Press. He edits Crayon with Andrew Levy, and the Bronze Skull Press chapbook series. His work has appeared in Chicago Review, Brooklyn Rail, Talisman, Jacket, New American Writing, Mandorla, Salt (UK), Cordite(Australia), Antennae, War and Peace 3: The Future, The City Visible: Chicago Poetry for the New Century, and many other publications. He lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he works as a systems librarian.

Ineffable Isthmus is a collection of drawings and journal entries. The small drawings on index cards were done for Bronze Skull chapbooks, a series of chapbooks focusing mostly, but not exclusively, on writing occurring in Wisconsin and in Chicago. The larger drawings were done separately and are included to show my first forays into using materials in this way: black ink applied onto paper using sticks found behind my apartment. The larger drawings provide one current limit, or door, to the collection. The other door is provided by the journal entries. The journal entries show a focus on rhythms, or tying words together, often with the word 'together.' One of the themes that I hope surfaces in this collection is a striving for a unity in multiplicity: a unity of community as well as of expression, of the self and of the larger world. Or a bridging through what cannot be expressed in discursive terms.
- Roberto Harrison