• 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 - 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
May 1 May 1 - September 1
7:00pm, $Give What You Can

ca 1986
Sandra Fisher, artist
Howgill Fells, above Sedbergh,
Cumbria, England.

Booker Ervin, tenor saxophonist (left)
with Kenneth Patchen, poet and artist (right).
Hudson Street, Lower Manhattan, NYC.

ca 1967
Lorine Niedecker, poet
Milwaukee, WI.

ca 1955
Robert Duncan, poet
San Francisco, CA.


"There is no edition. I don't know who makes editions of photographs? Commercial photographers, maybe? I just walked downstairs to the gallery where I have about a hundred photographs on the walls. Many photographers do not like signing on the photographic surface. (From now on I will sign on the back in pencil.) Not a photograph in my collection (Frederick Sommer, Ansel Adams, Harry Callahan, Aaron Siskind, Ralph Eugene Meatyard, Clarence John Laughlin, Alvin Langdon Coburn, Paul Strand, Art Sinsabaugh, etc.) indicates an edition. If a million people want a color print of Lorine Niedecker, they should be allowed to have it at modest cost. In US 1999 we will be lucky to find 50 takers. Lorine Niedecker—who is she? Is she that bimbo on FOX tv every Thursday night?" 

- Jonathan Williams, from introduction to his photo archive on the Jargon Society website