• 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
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readings & workshops
May 24

Poetry Reading: Urban Echo Poets

readings & workshops
May 26

Genre: Urban Arts - Vibed Out Session

readings & workshops
May 29

Build Your Bindery Community Meeting

performances
June 3

ACL presents: Tom Hamilton & City of Vorticity

readings & workshops
June 6 -8

Workshop with Duriel E. Harris

special events
June 10

Locust Street Festival of Music & Art

June 12

Poetry in the Park - Juneau Park

James Shea

James Shea is the author of Star in the Eye, selected as winner of the 2008 Fence Modern Poets Series and named by the Chicago Sun-Times as one of its "Favorite Books of 2008." His poems have appeared in various journals, including American Letters and Commentary,Boston Review, jubilat, Mrs. Maybe and Verse. He currently teaches poetry writing and literature at Columbia College Chicago and DePaul University.

Selected Poems

Replicas of Grace


James Shea

It's in-approximate

like a cyclone
but easy to follow.

I do tremble
between a number
and its numeral.

I feel more north.
I never move.

I see a ladder
I did not make.