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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 exhibitions
Dec 2 December 2 - January 1
7:00pm, $Give What You Can

Drawings and journal entries
new work by Roberto Harrison

Opening Reception on Sunday, December 2, 1-4pm at the Woodland Pattern Open House


Roberto Harrison is the author, most recently, of Counter Daemons (Litmus Press, 2006) and Os (subpress, 2006). A chapbook, Elemental Song, was also published in 2006 by Answer Tag Home Press. He edits Crayon with Andrew Levy, and the Bronze Skull Press chapbook series. His work has appeared in Chicago Review, Brooklyn Rail, Talisman, Jacket, New American Writing, Mandorla, Salt (UK), Cordite(Australia), Antennae, War and Peace 3: The Future, The City Visible: Chicago Poetry for the New Century, and many other publications. He lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he works as a systems librarian.
 

Ineffable Isthmus is a collection of drawings and journal entries. The small drawings on index cards were done for Bronze Skull chapbooks, a series of chapbooks focusing mostly, but not exclusively, on writing occurring in Wisconsin and in Chicago. The larger drawings were done separately and are included to show my first forays into using materials in this way: black ink applied onto paper using sticks found behind my apartment. The larger drawings provide one current limit, or door, to the collection. The other door is provided by the journal entries. The journal entries show a focus on rhythms, or tying words together, often with the word 'together.' One of the themes that I hope surfaces in this collection is a striving for a unity in multiplicity: a unity of community as well as of expression, of the self and of the larger world. Or a bridging through what cannot be expressed in discursive terms.
- Roberto Harrison