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On Our Way to Woodland Pattern no.2

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                    Yesterday, Anne and I drove to Milwaukee, where she read and presented Hip Hop Aspsara photos at Woodland Pattern. On the way we stopped at a beach in Kenosha for a swim.         Then, at the bookstore, Anne gave a talk that involved reading some of the book, showing images from the book and talking about her work in Cambodia. It was really fun! We went out for dinner with folks from the most illustrious QZAP and talked about ghosts, … Read more

On our way to Woodland Pattern

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Anne Elizabeth Moore are on our way to Woodland Pattern today and I’m excited about it. There is a rumor we might stop at a watering hole en route, make the most of a summer feeling. I can’t wait. Alex Herod (at For Book’s Sake) just reviewed Hip Hop Apsara  (I included an excerpt below) — which I believe is like a good omen about today’s expedition — “The passion in Moore’s work and the myriad stories and personal narratives that come from her commitment to giving voice to these communities … Read more

Readings in the Summ-summ-summertime : The Cultural Society Presents…

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Griffin/Stebelton/Delehant/O’Leary 7-9:30 AT THE (NEW) CORPSE SPACE 1511 N. MILWAUKEE 2ND FLOOR JULY 27, 2012 Whit Griffin is the author of Pentateuch: The First Five Books (Skysill Press, 2010) and The Sixth Great Extinction (Skysill 2012).  Along with Andrew Hughes he co-edits the journal Bright Pink Mosquito.  He currently resides in western Tennessee. Chuck Stebelton is author of The Platformist (The Cultural Society, 2012) and Circulation Flowers (Tougher Disguises, 2005). Recent print objects and chapbooks include Asterisk (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 … Read more

Midwest Small Press Fest

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We can’t make it to this, sadly, but, if you have a love for all things literary, and any interest in going to Milwaukee for the weekend, there is going to be an incredible flux of events and small press enthusiasts selling wares and talking shop, with a ton of readings some panels, performances and parties. I had a chance to interview one of the organizers and it was just posted on MAKE Magazine’s blog. You can check it out here! Here is an excerpt: We are plotting through the … Read more

Support Poetry Mecca Woodland Pattern

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In the last few years, Devin and I have taken an annual trip out to Milwaukee, often in the dead of winter, to visit Woodland Pattern: a bookstore that poets whisper about in all parts of the country. Indeed, it lives up to its somewhat mythical reputation as an oasis for the  literary soul. They tend an endless rack of chapbooks (above) new and old in addition to a myriad of other fantastic titles, all expertly curated. They also have a performance space in the back for poetry readings, exhibitions, … Read more

Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival

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this was in the Reader! check it out here. Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival The inaugural Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival features over three miles of local music, art galleries, and other entertainment this Friday through Sunday. By Kevin Warwick The inaugural Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival runs Friday from 4 till 11 PM, Saturday from noon till 11 PM, and Sunday from noon till 10 PM on three miles of Milwaukee between California and Ridgeway. Attractions at the free fest include more than a dozen sidewalk cafes, family entertainment on the Liberty … Read more

A visit to Woodlawn Pattern

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posted by Caroline Picard Woodlawn Pattern has been described as the single best poetry bookstore in the country. As I feel such places often are, before September I had never heard of the place. Once I did hear about it I heard about it everywhere. Last weekend I went to Milwaukee to check it out. I will admit, being there made me very happy indeed. In addition to fiction, they have a tremendous poetry selection and, what I wasn’t expecting, a giant section of Native American authors. This is a … Read more