• 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 19

Language as a Playground

readings & workshops
October 20

Reading: Peter Markus

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
Apr 5 Wednesday, April 5
11:00am,

Amish Trivedi's poems have been in New American Writing, Kenyon Online, The Laurel Review, and other places. Reviews he's written are published in The Rumpus, Sink Review, Pleiades, and Jacket2. He has an MFA from Brown, a book called Sound/Chest, and is doing a Ph.D. in creative writing at Illinois State.

 

Tessy Ward is a Sutherland Fellow at Illinois State University. She has been published in Connecticut River Review, Goliath Magazine, and GFT Press. She resides in Bloomington-Normal with her dog Mimzy.

 


 

Ownership

 

Sometimes, the revolution starts in the yard, but ends in the main

house. What wasn’t tied down floated back out into the middle of the

sea and is a possession gained. If we’re counting again, please consider

my placement of your fingers the first derangement. The other parts of

ammunition are made of words and we know how to fire them at

each other.

 

—Amish Trivedi


 

 

Fogs You Come

 

the sky fishlike as

horses dramatic and strange

strange small whole

with a new calendar

purloined sunlight

specializing in yellow

register individual

moose in the sky

from what the wild

ships naked running

his Dutch husband

and four mosques

snake over the

rainbow of red

meat hedonisms get rich

from a quid waves of

sleep a lovely

alarm my lost mason

jar the lonely bird

below a wall

 

—Tessy Ward