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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

Stephanie Strickland

Stephanie Strickland's 7th book of poems, Dragon Logic, was published by Ahsahta in 2013. Her prizewinning volumes include True North and The Red Virgin: A Poem of Simone Weil. She has also collaborated on 9 electronic poems, most recently Sea and Spar Between and Duels-Duets with Nick Montfort and House of Trust with Ian Hatcher. Her prize-winning volume from Penguin, V: WaveSon.nets / Losing L'una, will appear in a new edition from SpringGun with accompanying app for iPad in spring 2014. A member of the Board of Directors of the Electronic Literature Organization, she co-edited Electronic Literature Collection Volume 1. For more information on her work go to http://stephaniestrickland.com.

Selected Poems

from Dragon Logic

THE RADIO hope
              access to the dead
              access to the lightfuzz that lived
                           in crystal sets slipping feet tripping
                           wings in vacuum tube towers
                           in the Hendrix° amplifier
                           from the back
                           cities of snubnose glass open to view
in old radios was the RCA°:
         dog fooled
         as fully as I was people
in the radio all I meant
by people in the radio too delicate too breakable
                         for my harsh moves
                         too wrapped in an upswept case
                                     with a dial face
                                     intermittent as clouds
                                     static
                                     music
                         too apt to erupt or be unplugged
                         too innerly unreachable
                         by my clumsy moth

 

VARIETIES of ecocide : does it matter
text 30001

viral vs. nuclear warheads :
answers at 10

we hear from gamers math professor
simulators those in actual rehearsal

involuntary
immersion in the real : a pharmal

target each blockbuster drug
to reach each until

it goes off-patent
factoid : leeches make shocking comeback

 

Burning Briar Scanning Tunnel

there is a zombie at the wheel
who finds acceptable all risk

( his flesh looks like mine )

a crinkle monkey in the swamp
mind tricky and brisk

( his moves feel like mine )

headless mannequin draped
white print snakeskin dress

( pale fakery filling me with dread )

a boneless man used up
by apparatchik juggernaut

( scrivener like me )

the one who hoped to poach
cockroach strategy adrift

( like me time-amnesic overreaching )

cord-cut all beyond the call
to heal or heel fold molt

( wormhole crush crash course )