• 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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exhibitions
November 28 - Jan 31

Vanessa German: Defiant Show of Unity

performances
December 13

Performance & Opening Reception: Vanessa German

film & video
December 14

Film Screening: Riverwest Film & Video by Emir Cakaroz

performances
December 20

Formations Series for New & Improvised Music

readings & workshops
December 22

Community Reading: Midwinter Day

readings & workshops
January 6

Workshop: Verbs as Images/Images as Verbs

special events
January 26 -27

25th Annual Poetry Marathon & Benefit

Archived readings & workshops
Apr 5 Wednesday, April 5
10:00am, $10 | FREE for those who pledge a reader for $35 or more

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