Earth Poets and Poets Laureate
Urban Ecology Center and Woodland Pattern escape the prosaic
On Saturday, April 26, Woodland Pattern Book Center’s Milwaukee Poet Laureate Series continues with poet Susan Firer and special guest Dorothea Lasky. Firer’s poems have appeared in more than 100 publications from Chicago Review to New American Writing. Her most recent collection is titled Milwaukee Does Strange Things to People: New & Selected Poems, 1979-2007. Dorothea Lasky is the co-editor of Open the Door: How to Excite Young People About Poetry and currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Poetry at Columbia University’s School of the Arts. Firer and Lasky will perform live readings beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets are available for $5-$8.
7 p.m., April 24
Boswell Book Co.
2559 N. Downer Ave.
runaway bestseller The Interestings is a deeply tender coming-of-age
tale that follows six friends whose tumultuous journeys from artsy New York
high school summer campers to middle-aged parents of varying success levels
centers around Jules Jacobson, a lovable and sensitive young woman. In her
first year at camp, Jules unexpectedly develops intimate friendships with a
charismatic group that dubs themselves “the interestings” and who harbor big
dreams of fame and success. What happens to them all on their road toward
adulthood makes for a highly entertaining and sweeping modern story.