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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

performances
February 20

Formations Series for New and Improvised Music

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
Oct 11 Thursday, October 11
7:00pm, $Give What You Can

Join us for an evening with Tom Pickard and Mike Hauser!

We’ll be celebrating the publication of Mike Hauser’s Advanced Baby Syndrome (Sodear/UDP, 2018) and Tom Pickard’s Fiends Fell (Flood Editions, 2017) with readings by both of the authors. This event is part of ongoing series, generously funded by the Poetry Foundation, that pairs regional and national/international poets with recently released collections of poetry.

Mike Hauser’s books include Advanced Baby Syndrome (Sodear/UDP, 2018) and Red And White Balloons (Adjunct Press, 2015). He has lived in Milwaukee since 2002 and curated reading series such as Too Close For Comfort, Salacious Banter, and Ineluctable Place. His work has appeared in West Wind Review, Bright Pink Mosquito, and Delirious Hem, among other places.

Born in 1946, Tom Pickard grew up in the working-class suburbs of Newcastle upon Tyne, England. He is the author of more than a dozen books, including Fiends Fell (Flood Editions, 2017), Winter Migrants (Carcanet, 2016), Ballad of Jamie Allan (Flood Editions, 2007), and The Dark Months of May (Flood Editions, 2004). In addition to his poetry, he has compiled several books of oral history, Jarrow March (Allison & Busby, 1981) and We Make Ships (Secker & Warbourgh, 1989). He has also directed and produced a number of documentary films for British television on the subject of shipbuilding and “work,” as well as a film on Roy Fisher, Birmingham’s What I Think With. About Pickard, Robert Creeley wrote “His poems are unique in their apparently simple clarity and music, and echo in mind long, long after one has heard or read them.”

(Tom Pickard's photo: Chris Killip)


This is part of a series of readings celebrating new and recent poetry publications. The series has been generously funded by the Poetry Foundation, publishers of Poetry Magazine who work to raise poetry to a more visible and influential position in our culture.