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Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013

Milwaukee’s Derrick Harriell returns to Woodland Pattern

 Milwaukee-born author Derrick Harriell has packed a one-two punch into his second collection of pugilism poems entitled Ropes. This extensively researched set of poems, which brings to life the gritty and often viperous world of boxing, is arranged in four rounds and just like its title, each poem
Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013

Performance artist Alison Knowles marks Woodland Pattern’s birthday

Fluxus won’t sit still and behave itself. Consequently, it is difficult to define what exactly Fluxus was, is, and will be. But, true to the term, it’s an art movement that keeps moving. The like-minded international community of subversive creators was named in the 1960s and embraces such
Thursday, May 30, 2013

Book fair, music and more this weekend

More than 25 independent literary presses will be participating in the Second Annual Midwest Small Press Festival, a unique and varied event that will be held in Milwaukee over the weekend of May 31-June 2. The affair will feature
Monday, April 29, 2013

James Causey’s new novel struggles with urban violence

 Twisted, a new book by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel columnist James E. Causey, is the sequel to his 2011 release The Twist. Both stories center around the young journalist Travon Brown and his struggle to make sense of an urban
Thursday, March 14, 2013
 John Yau is an award-winning poet, fiction writer and critic. His latest work, Further Adventures in Monochrome, delves into identity and aging through poems that are at once insightful and enigmatic. Yau earned his bachelor’s
Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012
The poems in High Art & Love Poems by Keith Gaustad are striking with their smart language and unique lyrics. These concise and deliberate chapbook poems are submerged in deep feeling while being accessible to all readers by offering a...
09.22.2012 | | Posted at 07:19 PM

Exquisite Caren Heft Retrospective

By Peggy Sue
For those who appreciate photography, poetry and book art, Wisconsin artist and independent printer Caren Heft features an exquisite display of her art at Woodland Pattern Book Center. The exhibition “Paradise in the Smallest Thing” presents work from her own Arcadian Press along with Heft’s personal pages and as she notes in the exhibition program, her collaborators in this fine art me...
Monday, April 9, 2012

Plus: Earth Poets at Urban Ecology Center

Joshua Clover is an accomplished writer, critic, teacher and journalist specializing in poetry and poetics, with an emphasis on the contemporary. Clover, who currently teaches in the Department of English at UC-Davis, is the author of two books of poems...
Monday, March 19, 2012

March 18, 2012

<p>&quot;The prime minister finds such utterances utterly inappropriate.&quot; No foreign governmental officials appeared to be attending Dutch sound poet Jaap Blonk's performance Sunday at Woodland Patterns Book Center, but the ab...
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Spring doesn't officially begin until later this month, but activity is already blooming at the local Woodland Pattern Book Center, where this week offers an array of outstanding author readings for the poetry enthusiast. First on the docket is the “Portals...

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