• 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
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exhibitions
November 28 - Jan 31

Vanessa German: Defiant Show of Unity

performances
December 20

Formations Series for New & Improvised Music

readings & workshops
December 22

Community Reading: Midwinter Day

readings & workshops
January 6

Workshop: Verbs as Images/Images as Verbs

special events
January 26 -27

25th Annual Poetry Marathon & Benefit

readings & workshops
Dec 22 Saturday, December 22
3:00pm, Give What You Can

Join us this winter solstice as we celebrate with others from across the nation the 40th anniversary of Bernadette Mayer's epic tribute to the darkest, shortest day of the year with its inherent promise of longer, warmer days to come.

We will open at 3 PM with an introduction then fifteen different readers will take turns performing sections of the poem - start to finish! We'll have cider and snacks!

About the book: 

Midwinter Day was written on December 22, 1978 at 100 Main Street, in Lennox, Massachusettes. “Midwinter Day," as Alice Notley noted, “is an epic poem about a daily routine.” A poem in six parts, Midwinter Day takes us from awakening and emerging from dreams through the whole day—morning, afternoon, evening, night—to dreams again: “… a plain introduction to modes of love and reason / Then to end I guess with love, a method to this winter season / Now I’ve said this love it’s all I can remember / Of Midwinter Day the twenty-second of December.”