Community Events


Thursday, January 29, 6:00PM

Daniel Borzutzky

Borzutzky, whose chapbook Bedtime Stories for the End of the World! was recently released, reads for this event sponsored by the University of Chicago Program in Poetry & Poetics and the Ron Offen Poetry...

Friday, January 30, 6:30PM

LeAnne Howe, Sara Renee Marshall and Sade Murphy

University of Georgia Eidson Distinguished Chair in English Howe (Choctalking on Other Realities), poet and silk painter Murphy (Abandon Childhood) and University of Georgia PhD candidate Marshall...

Saturday, January 31, 10:00AM

Woodland Pattern Poetry Marathon Benefit Reading

The 21st year of this annual benefit for bookstore, gallery and performance space Woodland Pattern features readings from emerging and established poets from Milwaukee and around the Midwest, including Nick...

Sunday, February 1, 12:00PM

Something Else Press Marathon Reading

Local poets read from the many books, pamphlets, newsletters, scores, and other category-defying texts by Alison Knowles, Jackson Mac Low, Gertrude Stein and others published by Fluxus artist Dick Higgins's...

Monday, February 2, 8:00PM

Holly Melgard and Morgan Parker

Troll Thread Press editor and University of Buffalo PhD candidate Melgard (Reimbursement) reads with Coconut Magazine editor and MoCADA Museum Director of Education Parker (Other People’s Comfort Keeps Me...

Tuesday, February 3, 7:00PM

Paul Lisicky and Richard Siken

Prose writer and Rutgers University professor Lisicky (The Narrow Door) and poet and Spork Press editor Siken (War of the Foxes) read from their forthcoming books for the Intermezzo series.

Wednesday, February 4, 6:00PM

Not a Luxury: Artists & Activists Remember Queer Black Poets

Joshua Merchant, Scot Nakagawa, Kevin Simmonds, Adrienne Torf and Arisa White present a mix of memoir, poetry and film for this event, whose title riffs on Audre Lorde's essay "Poetry Is Not a...

Thursday, February 5, 8:00PM

Dawn Lundy Martin

Los Angeles Times Book Prize and Lambda Literary Award finalist Martin reads from her new poetry collection, Life in a Box is a Pretty Life, for this event presented by the Washington University MFA...

Friday, February 6, 7:00PM

Ariana Reines and Andrea Werblin

Massachusetts-born poet Reines (Mercury) reads with poet and copywriter Werblin (Sunday with the Sound Turned Off) at this 88-year-old poetry bookstore.

Saturday, February 7, 3:00PM

Vijay Seshadri

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Seshadri (3 Sections) gives a talk called "Transgenres" for Poets House's "Other Impulses: Poets Writing Across Genres" series.

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