Revolutionary Arts Criticism Residency

Founded and led by Board Member Nakeysha Roberts Washington through Genre: Urban Arts, RACR seeks to support the development of BIPOC art critics and cultural writers. Funded with support from the Wisconsin Humanities Council and Critical Minded.

Current residents include Tayleur Crenshaw, Radaya Ellis, Kennedy Jones, Amanda Luciano, Mikey Murry, Genesis Renji, and Nateya Taylor.


A Leetle Moment

Since July of 2021, Woodland Pattern volunteer Ae Hee Lee has interviewed more than 75 poets and perfected her three-question Instagram format, which typically combines sober questions like “What form does resistance take in your writing?” with those that disarm her interlocutor and result in self-reflective humor. While the series ended in 2024, you can still find all of Ae Hee's micro-interviews on our Instagram.


MKE Poem-a-day

In celebration of National Poetry Month in 2021, we teamed up with four Milwaukee poet-curators—Mauricio Kilwein Guevara, Parker Weaver, Sue Blaustein, and Elias Sepulveda—to help us showcase some of the incredible talent found in our home city. 


Prompts Against Anxiety

Prompts Against Anxiety grew out of a need to both reflect and connect during lockdown. Weekly prompts were offered beginning in March 2020 and continued through the summer of 2021. Sponsored by the Milwaukee Public Library.

Activity Books

Downloadable creative resources for children, youth, and adults.


We acknowledge that in Milwaukee we live and work on traditional Potawatomi, Ho-Chunk, and Menominee homelands along the southwest shores of Michigami, part of North America’s largest system of freshwater lakes, where the Milwaukee, Menominee, and Kinnickinnic rivers meet and the people of Wisconsin’s sovereign Anishinaabe, Ho-Chunk, Menominee, Oneida, and Mohican nations remain present. 

We further acknowledge the grave evil colonialism introduced to these lands ​through genocide as well as slavery, and also via racist and xenophobic ​beliefs, laws​, and practices that continue to inflict harm upon Black, brown, and Indigenous lives. We honor those who have lived—and do live, now—at these intersections of identity and experience, and are committed to the active dismantling of white supremacy.

Read our statement on racial justice

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