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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

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
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.