• 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
April 6 - Jun 27

Book Club: Readshops led by Karl Gartung

exhibitions
October 5 - Nov 24

Chain of Events: Tyanna Buie

readings & workshops
October 22 - Dec 31

Welcome Home!: A Veterans Writing Group

readings & workshops
October 23

Reading and Book Launch: Kathie Giorgio

readings & workshops
October 24

Urban Echo Poets

readings & workshops
October 27

Submitathon

readings & workshops
October 30

Undocumented: Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice

readings & workshops
November 1

Reading and Screening: Trisha Low, Stephanie Young, and Zachary Epcar

film & video
November 3

It’s an Interlace: Five Videos by Barbara Hammer

readings & workshops
November 10 - Dec 8

Shifty Subjects and Unexpected Endings

performances
November 10

Alternating Currents Live presents: The Transatlantic Bridge #2.2

special events
November 16

39th Anniversary Gala

performances
November 17

Alternating Currents Live presents: Ernest Dawkins’ Boglifier Project

readings & workshops
November 21

Poetry Reading: Kimberly Blaeser & William Stobb

November 28

CLOSED

Archived readings & workshops
Dec 5 Saturday, December 5
11:00am,

Photo Credit: Amanda [Ngoho] Reavey

 

Join us to celebrate the publication of Janice Lobo Sapigao's toxic city (tinder tender press, 2015) and Amanda [Ngoho] Reavey's Marilyn (The Operating System, 2015).

 


Janice Lobo SapigaoJanice Lobo Sapigao is a writer and educator from San Jose, CA.  Her work has been published in Quaint Magazine, Broad!, the anthology Empire of Funk: Hip Hop and Representation in Filipina/o America, and AngryAsianMan.com, among others. She earned her M.F.A. in Critical Studies/Writing at CalArts. She co-founded an open mic in Los Angeles called the Sunday Jump and was a finalist in the Katipunan Poetry Slam. She is the Associate Editor at TAYO Literary Magazine and a VONA Alum. She lives in the Bay Area and teaches at Skyline College and San Jose City College. Her website is: janicewrites.com.


An adoptee born in the Philippines, Amanda [Ngoho] Reavey works as Marketing Director at Woodland Patterr. With April Joseph, she is the co-founder/ director of Unpublished Narratives, a project dedicated to radical healing, and with Peggy Alaniz, she is the co-editor of TeaSpot Reviews, an afternoon tea blog documenting poets and books in unique spaces world-wide. Among others, Reavey’s work appears in Construction Magazine, Galatea Resurrects, Fjords Review, TRUCK and The Volta. Marilyn (The Operating System, 2015) is her first book. Find her at spaceinsideborderline.com


 

 

from TOXIC CITY

 

magngirurumen

 

those who cannot spell hunger
wouldn’t dare to experience
those who do and
do without

 

baba

 

when the sky falls
and gravity gives in
it becomes grounding

 

babae

 

you are wrong
if you think us
below you

                                                                             

 

                                                                                      — Janice Lobo Sapigao

 

from MARILYN

Marilyn, remember your name. Malinao, remember your story.

Name and story and tribe are the same thing. A name is a story and a story is the tribe’s identity. Malinao. It means ‘clear.’ From a phrase in Bikol-naga: malinao na isip. Because my ancestors had such ‘clear thoughts,’ they birthed an island.

 

 

 

I cannot give birth to an island.

 

                                                                              — Amanda [Ngoho] Reavey