• 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 - 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
Sep 13 Thursday, September 13
10:00am, $10 all day access | FREE entry for readers, and for those who pledge a reader for $40 or more

Join us for a night of poetry with Tyler Farrell, celebrating the publication of Stichomythia (Salmon Poetry, 2018), & Jim Chapson, Milwaukee Poet Laureate, 2013–15!


Born in Illinois in 1973, Tyler Farrell received his undergraduate degree at Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska where he studied with Eamonn Wall. In 2002 he received his doctorate from UW-Milwaukee where he studied with James Liddy. He has published three books with Salmon Poetry: Tethered to the Earth (2008), The Land of Give and Take (2012), and Stichomythia (2018); and has contributed a biographical essay on James Liddy for Liddy’s Selected Poems (Arlen House, 2011). Farrell is currently a visiting assistant professor at Marquette University where he teaches classes in writing, poetry, drama, film, and literature and leads two short-term study abroad programs, one to Ireland and the other to London. His Morrissey imitations are said to be legendary.


Jim Chapson is the author of several poetry collections, including Plotinus Blushed (2013) and Daphnis & Ratboy (2009), both from Arlen House, and he has had poems included in two recent anthologies: Jack London is Dead: Contemporary Euro-American Poetry of Hawai'i and Imagining the Jewish God. Chapson served as Milwaukee’s Poet Laureate from 2013–15.