• 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
November 19

Poetry Reading: Santee Frazier & Franklin K.R. Cline

readings & workshops
November 21

Offsite Talk: Native American Identity & the Politics of the Poetic Image 

readings & workshops
December 3

Ultimate Truth Poetry Reading and Book Release

readings & workshops
December 6

Heddy Keith author of Through it All

readings & workshops
December 9

Poetry Reading: Tonya M. Foster & Samiya Bashir

performances
December 10

Alternating Currents Live presents Nicole Mitchell Quartet

special events
January 27 -28

24th Annual Poetry Marathon & Benefit

Archived readings & workshops
Feb 24 Friday, February 24
10:00am, $10 | FREE for those who pledge a reader for $35 or more

 

featuring performances by:

Peter D Murphy

Sean Williamson

Nicole Lizette Newson

Freesia McKee

Daniel R Townsend

Cat Ries

 


Peter Danielson Murphy's self-published novella Overburden follows three young radicals in their battle against a corrupt oil company's Midwest mining operation. Creepy sci-fi elements help connect the dots between climate violence, state violence, and economic violence. http://www.redearthpress.org/products/

 

Sean Williamson has lived in Alaska, Colombia, Los Angeles and has directed twelve films (music videos, documentary, drama). His directing/writing feature debut, Heavy Hands, was an official selection to the 2013 Raindance Film Festival (London). He started the blog World Wide Dirt (www.worldwidedirt.com) in 2008, where he has written poetry, fiction, reviews, burgers stories, and many things in between.

 

Freesia McKee is a working poet. Her words have appeared in the Huffington Post, Gertrude, Painted Bride Quarterly, Burdock, and Sundress Press's Political Punch anthology. She has work forthcoming in Lavender Review, Cleaver, VIDA: Reports from the Field and other venues. She co-hosts The Subtle Forces, a weekly morning show on Riverwest Radio.