• 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 - 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

special events
September 21

¡Palante!: A Celebration of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture

readings & workshops
September 22 - Oct 13

Friction in Fiction: Developing Characters and Conflict

readings & workshops
September 26

Poetry Reading: Jake Skeets & Manny Loley

readings & workshops
September 26

Poem as Field – Understanding Energy in Poetry a craft talk with Jake Skeets

readings & workshops
October 2

Poetry Reading: Alan Bernheimer & Karl Gartung

readings & workshops
October 16

Poetry Reading: Timothy Donnelly & Bethany Price

performances
October 17

Formations Series for New & Improvised Music

readings & workshops
October 19

Language as a Playground

readings & workshops
October 20

Reading: Peter Markus

readings & workshops
October 22 - Dec 31

Welcome Home!: A Veterans Writing Group

readings & workshops
October 23

Reading and Book Launch: Kathie Giorgio

readings & workshops
October 24

Urban Echo Poets

readings & workshops
October 27

Submitathon

readings & workshops
November 1

Reading and Screening: Trisha Low, Stephanie Young, and Zachary Epcar

readings & workshops
November 10 - Dec 8

Shifty Subjects and Unexpected Endings

special events
November 16

39th Anniversary Gala

Luke Daly

Luke Daly lives in Chicago where he co-edits the poetry magazine string of small machines and a chapbook series for House Press. He is author of Of a Free Town(with Barrett Gordon), The Vandalism Questions, and most recently 1-51, a collaboration with the photographer Rachel Buck.

Selected Poems

How Shall We Change Language to Geography


Luke Daly

 

Old & new world mentors
Peeling in inside artistic institutions.

Be suspicious using words-
How shall we point to air around us.

Thirty black/white versions.
Photocopied drawing of mid-

Western plains in winter using
Streetlights as perspective.

Time of day they'd all turn
On and month & phase of

Moon. "Slung up on an Im-
Permanent construction."

Other walls with plastic
Inch-thick brush & glue for papering

Things-then taken
Down when unintellig-

Ible. Streets get
Opened up again the weather's

Gotten warm. Used as material
It isn't that it's charged with

Meaning but has lived and has the
Town inside as parts of it.