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readings & workshops
April 6 - Jun 27

Book Club: Readshops led by Karl Gartung

readings & workshops
July 3 - Dec 30

Dhamma MKE

readings & workshops
October 22 - Dec 31

Welcome Home!: A Veterans Writing Group

exhibitions
December 8 - Jan 25

To Sight's Limit

readings & workshops
December 12

Poetry Reading: Eric Baus & Siwar Masannat

readings & workshops
December 13

Reading: Milwaukee Queer Writing Project

special events
December 15 -15

Woodland Pattern's Annual Open House

performances
December 19

Formations Series for New and Improvised Music

December 23 - Jan 1

CLOSED

special events
January 25 -26

26th Annual Poetry Marathon and Benefit

Archived readings & workshops
Oct 7 Friday, October 7
10:00am, $10 all day access | FREE entry for readers, and for those who pledge a reader for $40 or more

 

Join us to celebrate the publication of James Belflower & Matthew Klane's Canyons from Flim Forum Press. 

 

“In James Belflower’s and Matthew Klane’s Canyons, image and text combine in a powerful, profound reimagining of “Manifest Destiny” and its virulent consequences. The fragmented lines and images of tangled topographical maps create a landscape through which “the mind clamors for answers.” But there are no answers—there is no coherent mapping possible for the land become “trinket store.”” —Laura Sims

 


 

from Canyons

 

 

Picture a Postcard

 

 

Picture text

in through the pores

the spores of modern semantics

 

Picture this

spectacular vista

and survey

the dictionary

for such —

so —

the most

glaring, blinding,

God-finding,

gasping

and clutching



 

 

O

to be overburdened!

to be overcome!

to purge the words

from seeing!

 


 

 


Matthew Klane is co-editor at Flim Forum Press. His books include Che (Stockport Flats, 2013) and B (Stockport Flats, 2008). An e-chapbook from Of the Day is online at Delete Press and an e-book My is forthcoming from Fence Digital (2016). He currently lives and writes in Albany, NY, where he co-curates the Yes! Poetry & Performance Series and teaches at Russell Sage College.

 

James Belflower is a poet, critic, and performer who lives in Albany, NY with his wife, Jessica, and their dachshund, Jake. He received a Ph.D. in Contemporary Poetry and Poetics from SUNY Albany. His creative and critical work, broadly speaking, focuses on employing artistic models to investigate our embeddedness in the material world. He is the author of The Posture of Contour (Spring Gun Press 2013), Commuter (Instance Press 2009), and Bird Leaves the Cornice, winner of the 2011 Spring Gun Press Chapbook Prize. With Matthew Klane, he co-curates the Yes! Poetry and Performance Series whose mission is to bring writing into conversation with other art forms.