• 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
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

Chuck Stebelton

Chuck Stebelton is author of The Platformist (The Cultural Society, 2012) and Circulation Flowers(Tougher Disguises, 2005). Recent print objects and chapbooks includeAsterisk (Number 13, Fewer & Further Press), 'Tis (John Riepenhoff Experience), A Maximal Object(Mitzvah Chaps), Flags and Banners(Bronze Skull Press), and Precious(Answer Tag Home Press). He works as Literary Program Director at Woodland Pattern Book Center, Milwaukee.

Selected Poems

Flags and Banners

Chuck Stebelton


The crowd upon their rambling exercise

And their feet were straight feet

and the sole of their feet was like

the sole of a calf's foot; and they sparkled

like the copper of burnished brass.

And they had the hands of a man under

their wings on their

four sides, and they four had their faces

and their wings. Their wings were joined

to another corrective;

they turned not when they went, then went

every one straight forward.