• 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
readings & workshops
April 6 - Jun 27

Book Club: Readshops led by Karl Gartung

October 5 - Nov 24

Chain of Events: Tyanna Buie

readings & workshops
October 16

Poetry Reading: Timothy Donnelly & Bethany Price

October 17

Formations Series for New & Improvised Music

readings & workshops
October 19

Language as a Playground

readings & workshops
October 20

Reading: Peter Markus

readings & workshops
October 22 - Dec 31

Welcome Home!: A Veterans Writing Group

readings & workshops
October 23

Reading and Book Launch: Kathie Giorgio

readings & workshops
October 24

Urban Echo Poets

readings & workshops
October 27


readings & workshops
October 30

Undocumented: Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice

readings & workshops
November 1

Reading and Screening: Trisha Low, Stephanie Young, and Zachary Epcar

film & video
November 3

It’s an Interlace: Five Videos by Barbara Hammer

readings & workshops
November 10 - Dec 8

Shifty Subjects and Unexpected Endings

November 10

Alternating Currents Live presents: The Transatlantic Bridge #2.2

special events
November 16

39th Anniversary Gala

November 17

Alternating Currents Live presents: Ernest Dawkins’ Boglifier Project

readings & workshops
November 21

Poetry Reading: Kimberly Blaeser & William Stobb

November 28


Lorine Niedecker in Spain Natalia Carbajosa
bruise bullet flower Rachel Eliza Griffiths
from unincorporated territory [lukao] Craig Santos Perez
Do Not Bring Him Water Caitlin Scarano
The Amplified Palette: A History in Pictures Hal Rammel
Crawlspace Nikki Wallschlaeger
So What Franklin K.R. Cline
A Swarm of Bees in High Court Tonya M. Foster
What We Do Now Dennis Johnson & Valerie Merians (editors)
Journal of Ugly Sites & Other Journals Stacy Szymaszek
The Transit of Venus Susan Firer
The Service Porch Fred Moten
Wasp Queen Claudia Cortese
Of Being Dispersed Simone White
Spiral Staircase Hirato Renkicki translated by Sho Sugita
OLIO Tyehimba Jess
Up Jump the Boogie John Murillo
Garments Against Women Anne Boyer
Threnody Juliet Patterson
Explosion Rocks Springfield Rodrigo Toscano
Manoominike-Giizis (Ricing Moon) Kimberly Blaeser
"Stalking Gerard Manley Hopkins" Amy Evans
The Sexual Organs of the IRS and Other Poems Bernadette Mayer & Jennifer Karmin
River Ross Gay & Richard Wehrenberg, Jr.
Rhabdomantics Beth Towle
culebra Roberto Harrison
Tributaries Laura Da'
To See the Earth Before the End of the World Ed Roberson
Re: Re: Re: Essays and Drawings Thomas Gaudynski
Cries for Justice Art Night Books
Can I Come Over to Your House? Poor Farm Press
Ten Control Mills Joshua David Lickteig
Thief in the Interior Phillip B. Williams
I Must Be Living Twice Eileen Myles
Farther Traveler Ronaldo Wilson
Houses Nikki Wallschlaeger
Navigating the Sun Stephen Anderson
Poetry of Witness Carolyn Forché & Duncan Wu (Editors)
Almost Crimson Dasha Kelly
Boomerang Brenda Cardenas
toxic city Janice Lobo Sapigao
Viaticum Brent Christianson
Literature is Not the Longhouse Andrew Schelling
Staying Alive Laura Sims
Literature for Nonhumans Gabriel Gudding
The Feel Trio Fred Moten
Saborami Cecilia Vicuña
Hyperboreal Joan Naviyuk Kane
Manhattan Luck Alice Notley
Proving Nothing to Anyone Matt Cook
Impersonations Mark Zimmermann
Weweni Margaret Noodin
Ecodeviance CA Conrad
Increase Lapham & Lorine Niedecker Martha Bergland and Paul G. Hayes
Lorine Niedecker's Century 1903-2003 Jenny Penberthy
This Thin Memory A-Ha Eric Elshtain
bicycle Roberto Harrison
a princess magic presto spell Lisa Jarnot
Nests and Strangers: On Asian American Women Poets Edited by Timothy Yu, Afterword by Mg Roberts
Alive Elizabeth Willis
A Possible Bag Andrew Schelling
Seam Tarfia Faizulla
The Road Back to Sweetgrass Linda LeGarde Grover
Justice Freedom Herbs Margaret Rozga
Apprenticed to Justice Kimberly Blaeser
Ban en Banlieue Bhanu Kapil
Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics TC Tolbert and Trace Peterson (editors)
Journal of an Ordinary Grief Mahmoud Darwish
Nothing More to Lose Najwan Darwish
The Devastation Melissa Buzzeo
Citizen Claudia Rankine
The Poetry Deal Diane Di Prima
Milk & Filth Carmen Gimenez Smith
Life in a Box is a Pretty Life Dawn Lundy Martin
Hello the Roses Mei-mei Berssenbrugge
New Organism: Essais Andrea Rexilius