• 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

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.