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  • Phone 414.263.5001
  • Hours Tue-Fri 11-8pm | Sat-Sun 12-5pm | Closed Mon
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Event Calendar
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readings & workshops
April 6 - Sep 28

Book Club: Readshops led by Karl Gartung

readings & workshops
July 3 - Sep 25

Dhamma MKE

exhibitions
August 1 - Sep 26

The Point Being: Works by Thomas Gaudynski

special events
August 12 -23

CLOSED for inventory

readings & workshops
September 5

Br!NK New Play Festival

film & video
September 6

aCinema presents Aurora Picture Show’s Extremely Shorts Touring Program

readings & workshops
September 7

Poetry Reading: Ana Božičević & Annie Grizzle

readings & workshops
September 7

Poems are a River: Writing Built and Natural Form - a workshop with Ana Božičević

performances
September 11

Thomas Gaudynski, Linda Binder, and Mark Mantel performing in response to The Point Being

exhibitions
September 14

AVIARY: Selected Paintings by Ken Wood - Book Release and Reception

performances
September 15

Alternating Currents Live presents Silvia Bolognesi and Russ Johnson

performances
September 19

Formations Series for New and Improvised Music

readings & workshops
September 20

Poetry Reading: John Sierpinski, Sylvia Cavanaugh, and Ed Werstein

Archived readings & workshops
Dec 5 Saturday, December 5
7:00pm, $Give What You Can

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 With April Joseph, she is the co-founder/ director of Unpublished Narratives, a project dedicated to radical healing, and with Peggy Alaniz, she is the co-editor of TeaSpot Reviews, an afternoon tea blog documenting poets and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