Our book center holds a carefully curated and nationally recognized collection of over 25,000 titles of poetry, small press literature, and literary ephemera, including broadsides, chapbooks, and zines—often published in conjunction with our programs and spanning nearly four decades. Our Native American section is the largest in Wisconsin, and our selection of small-press poetry is the largest of its kind in the country. While books from the center may be purchased, our space also serves as a neighborhood reading room, and we encourage people to browse and study at their leisure. Come visit us and read!
bruise bullet flower: Photographs by Rachel Eliza Griffiths
Published in celebration of Rachel Eliza Griffiths' exhibition and appearance at Woodland Pattern this spring, bruise bullet flower documents the strength, vulnerability, and beauty of black, brown, and mostly queer-identified individuals living under the daily threat of gun violence in the United States. The chapbook features Griffiths' photography alongside poems from Reginald Dwayne Betts, Jericho Brown, Natalie Diaz, Ross Gay, Aracelis Girmay, Rickey Laurentiis, Kamilah Aisha Moon, Safiya Sinclair, Tracy K. Smith, R.A. Villanueva, and Phillip B. Williams.
The exhibition, chapbook publication, and a reading and talk by Griffiths were facilitated by Woodland Pattern's participation in What Is It, Then, Between Us?: Poetry & Democracy, the Poetry Coalition's third annual programming initiative on a theme of social importance.
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