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  • 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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performances
April 19

Alash Ensemble

special events
April 21

Join us for the 13th annual RIVERWEST FOLLIES variety show

performances
April 22

ACL presents Renee Baker Quartet, Visual Dark Scratch Suite

exhibitions
April 22

Woman: Frailty Thy Name, works by Renee Baker

readings & workshops
April 25

Reading: Toni Jensen

readings & workshops
April 26

Four Milwaukee Poets: Alix Anne Shaw with Annie Grizzle, Sam Pekarske & Bethany Price

readings & workshops
April 28

Wisconsin Reads: Reading with Louise Erdrich (video streamed to Woodland Pattern)

readings & workshops
May 2

Poetry Reading: Rena Priest and Denise Low

readings & workshops
May 2

Craft Talk with Denise Low at UWM

readings & workshops
May 10

Birds in Poetry at Urban Ecology Center

performances
May 13

Alternating Currents Live presents: The Transatlantic Bridge #11

readings & workshops
May 16

Kundiman Midwest Chapbook Series Noel Pabillo Mariano

performances
May 17

Formations Series for New & Improvised Music

readings & workshops
May 24

Poetry Reading: Urban Echo Poets

performances
June 3

ACL presents: Tom Hamilton & City of Vorticity

Archived readings & workshops
Dec 5 Saturday, December 5
7:00pm, $6 members | $7 students/seniors | $8 general

Photo Credit: Amanda [Ngoho] Reavey

 

Join us to celebrate the publication of Janice Lobo Sapigao's toxic city (tinder tender press, 2015) and Amanda [Ngoho] Reavey's Marilyn (The Operating System, 2015).

 


Janice Lobo SapigaoJanice Lobo Sapigao is a writer and educator from San Jose, CA.  Her work has been published in Quaint Magazine, Broad!, the anthology Empire of Funk: Hip Hop and Representation in Filipina/o America, and AngryAsianMan.com, among others. She earned her M.F.A. in Critical Studies/Writing at CalArts. She co-founded an open mic in Los Angeles called the Sunday Jump and was a finalist in the Katipunan Poetry Slam. She is the Associate Editor at TAYO Literary Magazine and a VONA Alum. She lives in the Bay Area and teaches at Skyline College and San Jose City College. Her website is: janicewrites.com.


An adoptee born in the Philippines, Amanda [Ngoho] Reavey works as Marketing Director at Woodland Patterr. With April Joseph, she is the co-founder/ director of Unpublished Narratives, a project dedicated to radical healing, and with Peggy Alaniz, she is the co-editor of TeaSpot Reviews, an afternoon tea blog documenting poets and books in unique spaces world-wide. Among others, Reavey’s work appears in Construction Magazine, Galatea Resurrects, Fjords Review, TRUCK and The Volta. Marilyn (The Operating System, 2015) is her first book. Find her at spaceinsideborderline.com


 

 

from TOXIC CITY

 

magngirurumen

 

those who cannot spell hunger
wouldn’t dare to experience
those who do and
do without

 

baba

 

when the sky falls
and gravity gives in
it becomes grounding

 

babae

 

you are wrong
if you think us
below you

                                                                             

 

                                                                                      — Janice Lobo Sapigao

 

from MARILYN

Marilyn, remember your name. Malinao, remember your story.

Name and story and tribe are the same thing. A name is a story and a story is the tribe’s identity. Malinao. It means ‘clear.’ From a phrase in Bikol-naga: malinao na isip. Because my ancestors had such ‘clear thoughts,’ they birthed an island.

 

 

 

I cannot give birth to an island.

 

                                                                              — Amanda [Ngoho] Reavey