• 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

readings & workshops
July 3 - Jun 30

Dhamma MKE

readings & workshops
October 22 - Jun 24

Welcome Home!: A Veterans Writing Group

readings & workshops
February 2 -23

Three Windows into Writing and Revising a Poem with Kathleen A. Dale

exhibitions
February 11 - Apr 5

Tarot: The (Re)Making of a Language

performances
February 20

Formations Series for New and Improvised Music

readings & workshops
February 26

Poetry Reading: Jennifer Elise Foerster + Zoë Johnson

readings & workshops
February 26

Seeing in Invisibility: Poetry as revelation at UWM Libraries Special Collections

readings & workshops
February 27

Urban Echo Poets

readings & workshops
February 29

Visionary Narratives: A Workshop in Drawing Inspiration with Laurence Ross.

exhibitions
February 29

Reception for Tarot: The (Re)Making of a Language

readings & workshops
March 1 -29

On the Front Lines, Behind the Lines: Writing Protest Poetry with Margaret Rozga.

film & video
March 6

aCinema Screening

readings & workshops
March 12

Creative Confluence: Research for Hybrid Writing, a conversation with Heid E. Erdrich

readings & workshops
March 12

Poetry Reading: Heid E. Erdrich

readings & workshops
March 14

Poetry & Pi(e) featuring Vida Cross + Chuck Stebelton

performances
March 19

Formations Series for New and Improvised Music

readings & workshops
March 20

Poetry Reading: Mark Bibbins + Elizabeth Hoover

readings & workshops
March 26

Poetry Reading: Eli Goldblatt + Charles Alexander

readings & workshops
March 28

Poetry Reading: Tara Betts + Jennifer Steele

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