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Event Calendar
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exhibitions
August 25 - Oct 1

Exhibition: Vicki, with an i, organized by Michelle Grabner

performances
September 21

Formations presents Steve Nelson-Raney & Binder-Mollerskov-Schlei-Westfahl

film & video
September 22

aCinema: // In Silence Arrives the Tempest // Waiting on Paradise //

exhibitions
September 23 -23

Reception: Vicki with an i, organized by Michelle Grabner

readings & workshops
September 28

Poetry Reading: Stacy Blint, Rebecca Eland & Mark Tardi

readings & workshops
September 30

100 Thousand Poets for Change MKE

readings & workshops
October 5

Poetry Reading: Feliz Lucia Molina

exhibitions
October 11

Exhibition: Jen Bervin, Tactile Lanuguage

readings & workshops
October 12

Offsite Event: Justice for All: Selected Writings of Lloyd A. Barbee

readings & workshops
October 13

Poetry Reading: Caitlin Scarano, Paula Carter & Freesia McKee

performances
October 22

Alternating Currents Live: Tom Rainey & Devin Drobka Percussion Duo

readings & workshops
October 26

Urban Echo Poets

special events
November 3

Join us on Friday, November 3rd for our 37th Annual Anniversary Gala!

 

readings & workshops
November 8

Poetry Reading: Matt Cook

Luke Daly

Luke Daly lives in Chicago where he co-edits the poetry magazine string of small machines and a chapbook series for House Press. He is author of Of a Free Town(with Barrett Gordon), The Vandalism Questions, and most recently 1-51, a collaboration with the photographer Rachel Buck.

Selected Poems

How Shall We Change Language to Geography


Luke Daly

 

Old & new world mentors
Peeling in inside artistic institutions.

Be suspicious using words-
How shall we point to air around us.

Thirty black/white versions.
Photocopied drawing of mid-

Western plains in winter using
Streetlights as perspective.

Time of day they'd all turn
On and month & phase of

Moon. "Slung up on an Im-
Permanent construction."

Other walls with plastic
Inch-thick brush & glue for papering

Things-then taken
Down when unintellig-

Ible. Streets get
Opened up again the weather's

Gotten warm. Used as material
It isn't that it's charged with

Meaning but has lived and has the
Town inside as parts of it.