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Event Calendar
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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

Daniel Grego

Daniel Grego was born in Chicago in 1952. Since 1980, he has worked for TransCenter for Youth, Inc., a nonprofit agency that operates small, innovative high schools in Milwaukee. He became TransCenter's Executive Director in 2002. He is the author of several books of poetry and essays, most recently One Winter Night: Collected Poems 1966-1996, Rock River Reflections, and Schools for Conviviality. His poems and essays have appeared in numerous periodicals and anthologies including Gathering Place of the Waters: Thirty Milwaukee Poets, Everywhere All the Time, Life Learning, You Are Still Being Lied To, Stay Solid: A Radical Handbook for Youth, and A Whole Which is Greater: Why the Wisconsin "Uprising" Failed. Since 1986, he and his wife, Debra Loewen, the founder and Artistic Director of Wild Space Dance Company, have lived on fifty-five acres along the Rock River in Dodge County, Wisconsin.

Selected Poems

Water and Light

gentle rain
on the leaves
of the box elders

gentle glow
from the fire
in the stove

i am happy

i want nothing
but for others
to know the happiness
of wanting nothing
but the happiness
of others

under the bridge
the steady music
of the river

beyond the clouds
the light music
of stars