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Event Calendar
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exhibitions
October 6 -28

Exhibition - Ugly Duckling Presse: 25th Anniversary Celebration

performances
October 18

Formations Series for New & Improvised Music

readings & workshops
October 20

Poetry Reading: Soham Patel and Lauren Russell 

readings & workshops
October 25

Poetry Reading: Urban Echo Poets + Open Mic

readings & workshops
October 28

Poetry Reading: Kathleen A. Dale, Louisa Loveridge Gallas, Judith Harway, and Bill Murtaugh

special events
November 17

We Exist to Prove the Living Artist: 38th Anniversary Gala

readings & workshops
November 30

Poetry Reading: Anna Vitale and Daniel Owen

film & video
December 14

Film Screening: Riverwest Film & Video by Emir Cakaroz

Archived readings & workshops
Jun 15 Friday, June 15
7:00pm, Give What You Can

Join us for an evening with Abraham Smith and Steve Timm!

We will also be celebrating the publication of Abraham Smith’s The Destruction of Man from Third Man Books!

You can enjoy a preview of Abraham Smith reading from The Destruction of Man HERE!

Abraham Smith is the author of five poetry collections: Destruction of Man (Third Man Books, 2018); Ashagalomancy (Action Books, 2015); Only Jesus Could Icefish in Summer (Action Books, 2014); Hank (Action Books, 2010); and Whim Man Mammon (Action Books, 2007). In 2015, he released Hick Poetics (Lost Roads Press), a co-edited anthology of contemporary rural American poetry and related essays. He is the recipient of fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center and the Alabama State Council on the Arts. Tuskaloosa Kills, a prose patchwork co-written with Scott McWaters, was published last month by Spork Press. Smith is an Assistant Professor of English at Weber State University, Ogden, UT.

Three books with Steve Timm’s name on the cover: This’s That (There Press, 2016); Un storia (Blazevox, 2010), and Disparity (Blazevox, 2007). Recently poems from Rule of Composition, his 100-poem-listening to recordings by the Cecil Talyor Feel Trio have appeared in Angry Old Man, Dream Pop Press, and Futures Trading. He teaches English as a second language at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

This is part of a series of readings celebrating new & recent poetry publications. The series has been generously funded by The Poetry Foundation, publishers of Poetry Magazine who work to raise poetry to a more visible and influential position in our culture.