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  • 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 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

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 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: 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

Anselm Hollo

Anselm Hollo, poet and literary translator, is a Professor in the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. His most recent books are Notes on the Possibilities and Attractions of Existence: Selected Poems 1965-2000 (Coffee House Press) which won the San Francisco Poetry Center's Best Book Award for 2001, and Guests of Space, also from Coffee House Press 2007. Hollo's translations from Finnish, Swedish, German and French include works by Paavo Haavikko, Pentti Saarikoski, Gunnar Harding, Bertolt Brecht, Blaise Cendrars and others.

Selected Poems


Anselm Hollo


and we've always thought of D'Artagnan
as the little guy who can change the gears
of history

if even just a tad
with a little help from his friends

well     how true can that be
this is not unimportant

guess we were a wee bit aroused
seeing those guys jump around
fighting with long knives

which is what the Cheyenne and Lakota
called Custer's Seventh Cavalry

yes Custer wore his hair mousquetaire fashion
as did Cody