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Event Calendar
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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

Ian Hatcher

Ian Hatcher is a text/sound artist, musician, and programmer based in Brooklyn. He has performed code-inflected readings of his poetry widely, including at the Kitchen (NYC), the Bibliothèque nationale (Paris), and the Chicago Cultural Center. He is the primary composer for the Moving Architects dance company, and, with Amaranth Borsuk and Kate Durbin, co-author of Abra, an artist's book/app published by the Center for Book and Paper Arts. More info/projects: ianhatcher.net

Selected Poems

Not Not (excerpt)

for an authentic false experience, one must
differentiate between :

true true
& true true true
& true false true
& true false false true
& true false true false true
& true false false true true
& true true false true false true true false true
& true true false true true false true false true
& true true false true true false false true false false false false true false false true false true
& true

it's a post-false true false world, world

within this false electric fence :
false points false argument false friend false witness false affectation false falsification false
empathy false negative negative not not a positive death spiral not death true false focus in
false equilibrium come here in my eye

it did happen
  it did not happen
   it did not not happen
    it did not not not not not not not happen

" true i am this not false not this true i am not not this false i true am false not false this this
false true this i am not true this false am not this i am this false i am not . . . "

[ for ] | | | | | | :

here is something false i made
something you could make true

 

I ++

[ for ] i i i i i i i

if i i i if i i i i it if it i if
it i i i i if i if it it if i

i i is if fit if it if i
in i if if i i fit i if it in i fit i

[ for ] i i i i i i i i i i
[ for ] i :

if i if in i it i is i i sit i fit i in i fin i
sift if this i i stint i fits i i shift in if i i is

shifting

 

Circuits)

what this is not thinking
what this is not
what this is
what this
what

this is not thinking what
this is not thinking
this is not
this is
this

is not thinking what this
is not thinking what
is not thinking
is not
is

not thinking what this is
not thinking what this
not thinking what
not thinking
not

thinking what this is not
thinking what this is
thinking what this
thinking what
thinking