• 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
February 23

Poetry Reading: Anna Vitale & Roberto Harrison

readings & workshops
February 24

RESCHEDULED: Genre: Urban Arts No. 3 Release

readings & workshops
March 1

Wisconsin Reads The Round House

film & video
March 2

aCinema Screening

readings & workshops
March 7

Poetry Reading: Kwabena Antoine Nixon

readings & workshops
March 8

Poetry Reading: Ed Block & Jenny Benjamin

readings & workshops
March 14

Kundiman Midwest Chapbook Series: Suman Chhabra

performances
March 15

Formations Series for New & Improvised Music

readings & workshops
March 17

Where My Dreaming and My Loving Live: Poetry & the Body with Nikki Wallschlaeger, Jose-Luis Moctezuma & Jay Besemer

readings & workshops
March 22

Community Conversation About The Round House 

readings & workshops
March 28

Poetry Reading: Sherwin Bitsui & Bojan Louis

film & video
April 6

aCinema Screening

readings & workshops
April 11

Poetry Reading: Luci Tapahonso

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

performances
April 19

Alash Ensemble

exhibitions
April 21

Woman: Frailty Thy Name, works by Renee Baker

performances
April 22

ACL presents Renee Baker Quartet, Visual Dark Scratch Suite

readings & workshops
May 2

Poetry Reading: Layli Long Soldier

performances
May 13

Alternating Currents Live presents The Bridge

readings & workshops
May 16

Kundiman Midwest Chapbook Series Noel Pabillo Mariano

performances
May 17

Formations Series for New & Improvised Music

readings & workshops
May 24

Poetry Reading: Urban Echo Poets

Archived readings & workshops
Apr 5 Wednesday, April 5
7:00pm, FREE

Amish Trivedi's poems have been in New American Writing, Kenyon Online, The Laurel Review, and other places. Reviews he's written are published in The Rumpus, Sink Review, Pleiades, and Jacket2. He has an MFA from Brown, a book called Sound/Chest, and is doing a Ph.D. in creative writing at Illinois State.

 

Tessy Ward is a Sutherland Fellow at Illinois State University. She has been published in Connecticut River Review, Goliath Magazine, and GFT Press. She resides in Bloomington-Normal with her dog Mimzy.

 


 

Ownership

 

Sometimes, the revolution starts in the yard, but ends in the main

house. What wasn’t tied down floated back out into the middle of the

sea and is a possession gained. If we’re counting again, please consider

my placement of your fingers the first derangement. The other parts of

ammunition are made of words and we know how to fire them at

each other.

 

—Amish Trivedi


 

 

Fogs You Come

 

the sky fishlike as

horses dramatic and strange

strange small whole

with a new calendar

purloined sunlight

specializing in yellow

register individual

moose in the sky

from what the wild

ships naked running

his Dutch husband

and four mosques

snake over the

rainbow of red

meat hedonisms get rich

from a quid waves of

sleep a lovely

alarm my lost mason

jar the lonely bird

below a wall

 

—Tessy Ward