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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

Stephanie Strickland

Stephanie Strickland's 7th book of poems, Dragon Logic, was published by Ahsahta in 2013. Her prizewinning volumes include True North and The Red Virgin: A Poem of Simone Weil. She has also collaborated on 9 electronic poems, most recently Sea and Spar Between and Duels-Duets with Nick Montfort and House of Trust with Ian Hatcher. Her prize-winning volume from Penguin, V: WaveSon.nets / Losing L'una, will appear in a new edition from SpringGun with accompanying app for iPad in spring 2014. A member of the Board of Directors of the Electronic Literature Organization, she co-edited Electronic Literature Collection Volume 1. For more information on her work go to http://stephaniestrickland.com.

Selected Poems

from Dragon Logic

THE RADIO hope
              access to the dead
              access to the lightfuzz that lived
                           in crystal sets slipping feet tripping
                           wings in vacuum tube towers
                           in the Hendrix° amplifier
                           from the back
                           cities of snubnose glass open to view
in old radios was the RCA°:
         dog fooled
         as fully as I was people
in the radio all I meant
by people in the radio too delicate too breakable
                         for my harsh moves
                         too wrapped in an upswept case
                                     with a dial face
                                     intermittent as clouds
                                     static
                                     music
                         too apt to erupt or be unplugged
                         too innerly unreachable
                         by my clumsy moth

 

VARIETIES of ecocide : does it matter
text 30001

viral vs. nuclear warheads :
answers at 10

we hear from gamers math professor
simulators those in actual rehearsal

involuntary
immersion in the real : a pharmal

target each blockbuster drug
to reach each until

it goes off-patent
factoid : leeches make shocking comeback

 

Burning Briar Scanning Tunnel

there is a zombie at the wheel
who finds acceptable all risk

( his flesh looks like mine )

a crinkle monkey in the swamp
mind tricky and brisk

( his moves feel like mine )

headless mannequin draped
white print snakeskin dress

( pale fakery filling me with dread )

a boneless man used up
by apparatchik juggernaut

( scrivener like me )

the one who hoped to poach
cockroach strategy adrift

( like me time-amnesic overreaching )

cord-cut all beyond the call
to heal or heel fold molt

( wormhole crush crash course )