• 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

readings & workshops
July 3 - Jun 30

Dhamma MKE

readings & workshops
October 22 - Jun 24

Welcome Home!: A Veterans Writing Group

readings & workshops
February 2 -23

Three Windows into Writing and Revising a Poem with Kathleen A. Dale

exhibitions
February 11 - Apr 5

Tarot: The (Re)Making of a Language

readings & workshops
February 26

Poetry Reading: Jennifer Elise Foerster + Zoë Johnson

readings & workshops
February 26

Seeing in Invisibility: Poetry as revelation at UWM Libraries Special Collections

readings & workshops
February 27

Urban Echo Poets

readings & workshops
February 29

Visionary Narratives: A Workshop in Drawing Inspiration with Laurence Ross.

exhibitions
February 29

Reception for Tarot: The (Re)Making of a Language

readings & workshops
March 1 -29

On the Front Lines, Behind the Lines: Writing Protest Poetry with Margaret Rozga.

film & video
March 6

aCinema Screening

readings & workshops
March 12

Creative Confluence: Research for Hybrid Writing, a conversation with Heid E. Erdrich

readings & workshops
March 12

Poetry Reading: Heid E. Erdrich

readings & workshops
March 14

Poetry & Pi(e) featuring Vida Cross + Chuck Stebelton

performances
March 19

Formations Series for New and Improvised Music

readings & workshops
March 20

Poetry Reading: Mark Bibbins + Elizabeth Hoover

readings & workshops
March 26

Poetry Reading: Eli Goldblatt + Charles Alexander

readings & workshops
March 28

Poetry Reading: Tara Betts + Jennifer Steele

Archived readings & workshops
Apr 26 Thursday, April 26
7:00pm, $Give What You Can

Four Milwaukee Poets: Alix Anne Shaw with Annie Grizzle, Sam Pekarske & Bethany Price 

Organized by Milwaukee Poet Laureate, Roberto Harrison

Annie Grizzle is a multimedia artist interested in the nonsensical intersection between the mappable and the abstract. Her aim is not to control a medium, but to create a disorienting space in which to discover and test its limits. More of her work can be found on her website: cargocollective.com/AnnieGrizzle

Sam Pekarske is a Milwaukee native that doesn’t plan on going anywhere anytime soon and it shows in her work, which deals primarily with the dynamic and crass nature of one of the nation’s more segregated cities as well as the people who can’t get enough of it. She curates the reading series Poets Read Some Stuff Someplace in Milwaukee and Short Shots at Var Gallery and her work can be found at spekarske.com and all across the internet.

Bethany Price is a poet, stylist, and creative director of MKE-based arts blog The Art Shore. She has two publications: All I Wanna Do, through pity milk press, and Terror, through Vegetarian Alcoholic Press. She models occasionally and acts sometimes, too. Check out her work at essajetticks27.wixsite.com/bethanyprice, and check out the photography series she curates - called Plush Decay - here, theartshore.com.

Alix Anne Shaw is the author of three full-length poetry collections: Rough Ground (Etruscan 2018), Dido in Winter (Persea 2014), and Undertow (Persea 2007), winner of the Lexi Rudnitsky Poetry Prize. Her poems and reviews have appeared in journals including Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly, Harvard Review, Black Warrior Review, and New American Writing. She is also a visual artist. Her sculpture, writing, and performance-based work can be viewed online at anneshaw.org and anneshaw.carbonmade.com

Milwaukee Poet Laureate, Roberto Harrison, is the author of Os (subpress, 2006), Counter Daemons (Litmus Press, 2006), bicycle (Noemi Press, 2015), culebra (Green Lantern Press, 2016), Bridge of the World (Litmus, 2017), Yaviza (Atelos, 2017), as well as of many chapbooks. He is also a visual artist.