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Event Calendar
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film & video
November 17

aCinema presents Spatial Corrections

readings & workshops
November 19

Poetry Reading: Santee Frazier & Franklin K.R. Cline

readings & workshops
November 21

Offsite Talk: Native American Identity & the Politics of the Poetic Image 

readings & workshops
December 3

Ultimate Truth Poetry Reading and Book Release

readings & workshops
December 6

Heddy Keith author of Through it All

readings & workshops
December 9

Poetry Reading: Tonya M. Foster & Samiya Bashir

performances
December 10

Alternating Currents Live presents Nicole Mitchell Quartet

special events
January 27 -28

24th Annual Poetry Marathon & Benefit

Xav Leplae

Xav Leplae is a video-artist, image-maker, performance artist, and proprietor of Riverwest Film & Video. He has directed numerous films including the Sundance short, "I'm Bobby," —a Romeo and Juliet film recreated in Bollywood style by street children, child laborers, and school kids. Before that, he co-directed the narrative feature film, The Foreigners. Since 2011 he has been the progenitor & one of the facilitators of Riverwest Radio, a free, live-streaming radio station in Milwaukee, WI. It is a living, breathing, community-run installation, in the storefront window.

Selected Poems

Night Club Poem

poem cont'
I'm done being
insecure.
I should always
write in clubs!
The candle flickers.
The hat lays
on and on and on
The hat snickers

A good thing
has a direction
> tonight's DJ is
[deleted]
Let's turn off the
albums and all get

Light and dark
splashes of

> Splashes of
green.
Do I think for
meself or is
I a copycat?
Neons purr.
Little alley-
ways in sunny coastal
villages.