• 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

Paul Druecke

Paul Druecke's projects employ a range of approaches—literary, interventionist, photographic—that build upon and cross-reference one another. His work was included in the 2014 Whitney Biennial and has been exhibited throughout the United States and in Europe. A co-authored discussion of his work will be included in the forthcoming Blackwell Companion to Public Art. He's an invited 2014 Resident at the Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik in Berlin. Two books, Life and Death on the Bluffs (2014), and The Last Days of John Budgen Jr. (2010), have been published by Green Gallery Press.

Selected Poems

from Life and Death on the Bluffs

 

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We agreed there should be a chorus, but disagreed about its cadence, substance, the potential of collective voice. Reasonableness needed to be open to interpretation. I proposed the well-intentioned troupe morph into an unruly group of tricksters, situational absolutists, irreverent in their complexity. My chorus jangled. Like a riotous pack of drunkards, they shouted from the edge of the stage and insulted the myths of fate and justice.
 

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Traffic jams are community events of a sort, people sharing the same experience through the technology of the automobile. A technology at once utopian and alienating, numbing and visceral. Traffic flows smoothly past the burial mound, she watched the relentless stream of unfamiliar faces reminding her that everyone travels with their own importance.
 

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Everyone travels with their own knowing.
 

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