• 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 - 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
Apr 5 Wednesday, April 5
7:00pm, $Give What You Can

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