• 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
March 6 - Jun 12

Dhamma MKE, a breath-based meditation circle

readings & workshops
April 6 - Jun 29

Book Club: Readshops led by Karl Gartung

performances
April 26

Cross / Pollinate: Ruth B8r, L Allen, Apollo Vermouth, J Janzer

readings & workshops
April 27

Reading: Dara Wier

film & video
May 3

aCinema Screening

readings & workshops
May 4

Poetry Reading: Mary-Kim Arnold & Kate Colby

performances
May 5

Performance: The Bridge #2.1

readings & workshops
May 7

Lapsed Writers’ Revival Workshop

readings & workshops
May 9

Poetry Reading: Morgan Parker & Becca Klaver

film & video
May 10

Screening: Milwaukee Kitchen Viewing Party

readings & workshops
May 18

Poetry Reading: Lila Zemborain & Elias Sepulveda

readings & workshops
May 23

Poetry Reading: David Welch & Jacob Saenz

performances
May 26

Alternating Currents Live presents: Jim Baker + special guest

Archived readings & workshops
Apr 23 Saturday, April 23
7:00pm, $6 members | $7 students/seniors | $8 general

A poetry reading with Bernadette Mayer, Jennifer Karmin, and Philip Good.

Join us to celebrate the publication of Bernadette Mayer & Jennifer Karmin's collaborative chapbook, The Sexual Organs of the IRS & Other Poems (Convulsive Editions). 

 

Bernadette Mayer is the author of over 27 collections, including Ethics of Sleep (2011), The Helens of Troy, New York (2013), Eating The Colors Of A Lineup Of Words: The Early Books of Bernadette Mayer (2015). She has received grants from the Guggenheim Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, and was the recipient of the 2014 Shelley Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America. From 1980-1984, she served as director of the St. Mark’s Poetry Project. She founded and edited 0 to 9 journal, in addition to United Artists books and magazines. She has taught at the New School for Social Research, Naropa University, Long Island University, and Miami University.

 

Jennifer Karmin’s multidisciplinary projects have transpired across the U.S., Cuba, Japan, Kenya, and Europe. Venues for these pieces include: the Poetry Project (NY), the Walker Art Center (MN), Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibits (CA), and Woodland Pattern Book Center (WI). A founding curator of the Red Rover Series, she teaches creative writing to immigrants at Truman College and is the author of the text-sound epic Aaaaaaaaaaalice. Her poetry is widely published and featured in I’ll Drown My Book: Conceptual Writing by Women, The &NOW Awards: The Best Innovative Writing, and the Iraq War chronicle 4000 Words 4000 Dead + Revolutionary Optimism: An American Elegy. This spring Convulsive Editions will release The Sexual Organs of the IRS & Other Poems, a collaborative chapbook with Bernadette Mayer.

 

Philip Good recently completed Poem A Month, 12 poems for each month with corresponding artwork. He is included in Infiltration, An Anthology of Innovative Poetry from the Hudson River Valley and Helix Syntax, the 41st Summer Writing Program Magazine, Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, Naropa University. His work can also be found online at BigBridge, Exquisite Corpse, Tool and The Volta. He is the author of UNTITLED WRITINGS FROM A MEMBER OF THE BLANK GENERATION.