• 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

Daniel Grego

Daniel Grego was born in Chicago in 1952. Since 1980, he has worked for TransCenter for Youth, Inc., a nonprofit agency that operates small, innovative high schools in Milwaukee. He became TransCenter's Executive Director in 2002. He is the author of several books of poetry and essays, most recently One Winter Night: Collected Poems 1966-1996, Rock River Reflections, and Schools for Conviviality. His poems and essays have appeared in numerous periodicals and anthologies including Gathering Place of the Waters: Thirty Milwaukee Poets, Everywhere All the Time, Life Learning, You Are Still Being Lied To, Stay Solid: A Radical Handbook for Youth, and A Whole Which is Greater: Why the Wisconsin "Uprising" Failed. Since 1986, he and his wife, Debra Loewen, the founder and Artistic Director of Wild Space Dance Company, have lived on fifty-five acres along the Rock River in Dodge County, Wisconsin.

Selected Poems

Water and Light

gentle rain
on the leaves
of the box elders

gentle glow
from the fire
in the stove

i am happy

i want nothing
but for others
to know the happiness
of wanting nothing
but the happiness
of others

under the bridge
the steady music
of the river

beyond the clouds
the light music
of stars