• 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
Nov 6 Tuesday, November 6
10:00am, $10 all day access | FREE entry for readers, and for those who pledge a reader for $40 or more

Michael Dowdy is an associate professor of English at the University of South Carolina, where he teaches poetry and Latinx literature. He has written two books of criticism, including Broken Souths: Latina/o Poetic Responses to Neoliberalism and Globalization, which was published by the University of Arizona Press. He is co-editor, with Claudia Rankine, of American Poets in the 21st Century: Poetics of Social Engagement, which was published by Wesleyan University Press in September 2018. His work as a poet includes the book Urbilly, winner of the 2017 Main Street Rag Poetry Book Award, and the chapbook The Coriolis Effect. A faculty fellow at both the National Endowment for the Humanities and at the Center for Place, Culture and Politics at the CUNY Graduate Center, Dowdy is originally from Blacksburg, Virginia. He taught at Hunter College/CUNY for a decade before moving to South Carolina.