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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

Chuck Stebelton

Chuck Stebelton is author of The Platformist (The Cultural Society, 2012) and Circulation Flowers(Tougher Disguises, 2005). Recent print objects and chapbooks includeAsterisk (Number 13, Fewer & Further Press), 'Tis (John Riepenhoff Experience), A Maximal Object(Mitzvah Chaps), Flags and Banners(Bronze Skull Press), and Precious(Answer Tag Home Press). He works as Literary Program Director at Woodland Pattern Book Center, Milwaukee.

Selected Poems

Flags and Banners


Chuck Stebelton

 

The crowd upon their rambling exercise

And their feet were straight feet

and the sole of their feet was like



the sole of a calf's foot; and they sparkled

like the copper of burnished brass.

And they had the hands of a man under



their wings on their

four sides, and they four had their faces

and their wings. Their wings were joined



to another corrective;

they turned not when they went, then went

every one straight forward.