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Event Calendar
readings & workshops
March 6 - Jun 12

Dhamma MKE, a breath-based meditation circle

readings & workshops
April 6 - Jun 29

Book Club: Readshops led by Karl Gartung

April 26

Cross / Pollinate: Ruth B8r, L Allen, Apollo Vermouth, J Janzer

readings & workshops
April 27

Reading: Dara Wier

film & video
May 3

aCinema Screening

readings & workshops
May 4

Poetry Reading: Mary-Kim Arnold & Kate Colby

May 5

Performance: The Bridge #2.1

readings & workshops
May 7

Lapsed Writers’ Revival Workshop

readings & workshops
May 9

Poetry Reading: Morgan Parker & Becca Klaver

film & video
May 10

Screening: Milwaukee Kitchen Viewing Party

readings & workshops
May 18

Poetry Reading: Lila Zemborain & Elias Sepulveda

readings & workshops
May 23

Poetry Reading: David Welch & Jacob Saenz

May 26

Alternating Currents Live presents: Jim Baker + special guest

Small Press

Poetry Chapbook

Adjunct Press, 2016



The poems in this book are swampy mystery. The book uses the supernatural as a means of exploring the local–the lyrical poems combine with supernatural subject to create a sort of new mythology of place. We’re in a swamp and ghosts come out of the loamy water and aren’t our enemies or our friends. They seem to be the swamp itself.


Hand-sewn double-pamphlet stitch binding with black linen thread. Printed on a light-grey heavy text-weight paper with dark green heavyweight textured mulberry paper covers that have been hand-stenciled in iridescent gold ink with an image of the Kankakee Marsh, which inspired these poems. Black and gold batik endpapers. Printed in a numbered, limited edition of 50 copies.


Beth Towle is an Indiana native and lifer. She is a graduate of the MFA Program at Notre Dame and is currently a PhD student at Purdue University. Her favorite ghost hunter is Richard Hodgson (1855-1905).