• 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 - Jun 27

Book Club: Readshops led by Karl Gartung

readings & workshops
July 3 - Jun 30

Dhamma MKE

readings & workshops
October 22 - Jun 24

Welcome Home!: A Veterans Writing Group

readings & workshops
February 2 -23

Three Windows into Writing and Revising a Poem with Kathleen A. Dale

film & video
February 7

aCinema Screening:  Aerial Conduits

readings & workshops
February 15

Poetry Reading + Book Launch: Angela Voras-Hills

performances
February 20

Formations Series for New and Improvised Music

readings & workshops
February 26

Poetry Reading: Jennifer Elisa Foerster

readings & workshops
Feb 2 February 2 - February 23
1:00pm, $100 General | $90 Member

In times of upheaval, some people might doubt the importance of writing poetry. In her book Ten Windows: How Great Poems Transform the World (Knopf, 2017), Jane Hirshfield responds to that doubt, powerfully demonstrating some of the ways in which poems can indeed transform the world. A workshop for both readers and writers, this four-session course will offer guidance to those who want to learn how to read poetry more deeply as well as to those seeking strategies for generating or revising poems. Through a consideration of chapters four, five, and six of Hirschfield’s book, the class will explore three of her key arguments: how the “hidden” aspect of metaphor can surprise both writer and reader; how poetry is based upon “uncertainty”—both knowing and not-knowing; and how many good poems have “window moments” in which the writer’s/reader’s gaze turns out to a much broader view before returning to the original vision, transforming it in the process.

Sundays, February 2-23 | 1:00-2:30 PM — $100 General | $90 Members


KATHLEEN A. DALE's works include one full-length book of poetry, three chapbooks, and a memoir/autobiography published in 2019. Her poetry has won numerous awards and has appeared in many journals and anthologies. She has taught returning adult students at both UWM and Marquette University as well as high school students and children. Recently she taught poetry to returning veterans as part of a National Endowment for the Humanities project. For the past seven years, she has mentored working poets as they revise drafts and seek to publish their work.