Woodland Pattern Book Center is dedicated to the discovery, cultivation, and presentation of contemporary literature and the arts.
Our goals are to promote a lifetime practice of reading and writing, to provide a forum and resource center for writers/artists in our region, and to increase and diversify the audience for contemporary literature through innovative approaches to multi-arts programming.
Woodland Pattern is the only Milwaukee, Wisconsin arts organization presenting contemporary literature to the general public on a continuous basis.
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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