Community Events


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.

Sunday, February 8, 6:00PM

Laynie Browne, Pattie McCarthy and Meg Ronan

Browne (Lost Parkour Ps(alms)), McCarthy (Nulls) and Ronan (the obligatory garnish argument) read at this bookshop managed by poet Rod Smith.

Monday, February 9, 4:30PM

Lucie Brock-Broido

Brock-Broido reads from her new book of poems, the National Book Award finalist Stay, Illusion, for USC's Boudreaux Visiting Writers Series.


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