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Event Calendar
readings & workshops
April 6 - Jun 27

Book Club: Readshops led by Karl Gartung

readings & workshops
July 3 - Dec 30

Dhamma MKE

readings & workshops
October 22 - Dec 31

Welcome Home!: A Veterans Writing Group

readings & workshops
November 10 - Dec 8

Shifty Subjects and Unexpected Endings

December 8 - Jan 25

To Sight's Limit

readings & workshops
December 12

Poetry Reading: Eric Baus & Siwar Masannat

readings & workshops
December 13

Reading: Milwaukee Queer Writing Project

special events
December 15 -15

Woodland Pattern's Annual Open House

December 19

Formations Series for New and Improvised Music

December 23 - Jan 1


special events
January 25 -26

26th Annual Poetry Marathon and Benefit

Small Press

Poetry Chapbook

Adjunct Press, 2016



The poems in this book are swampy mystery. The book uses the supernatural as a means of exploring the local–the lyrical poems combine with supernatural subject to create a sort of new mythology of place. We’re in a swamp and ghosts come out of the loamy water and aren’t our enemies or our friends. They seem to be the swamp itself.


Hand-sewn double-pamphlet stitch binding with black linen thread. Printed on a light-grey heavy text-weight paper with dark green heavyweight textured mulberry paper covers that have been hand-stenciled in iridescent gold ink with an image of the Kankakee Marsh, which inspired these poems. Black and gold batik endpapers. Printed in a numbered, limited edition of 50 copies.


Beth Towle is an Indiana native and lifer. She is a graduate of the MFA Program at Notre Dame and is currently a PhD student at Purdue University. Her favorite ghost hunter is Richard Hodgson (1855-1905).