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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...
Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2008

Book Preview

Any publisher will tell you that poetry-that music of the soul, that sublime agent of universal values-relies as much on successful marketing and distribution as it does on the inspirational muses if it stands any hope of reaching an attentive ear. For its summer program, ArtWorks for Milwaukee, a local nonprofit organization that provides teens with paid apprenticeships in the arts to teach them critical employment skills, attempted to familiarize students with the personal and pragmatic ends of poetry publishing. Eight high-school students from Milwaukee Public Schools were . . .
Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Woodland Pattern’s founding philosophy

Tucked in the basement at Woodland Pattern Book Center, amidst cluttered staff desks and carefully maintained overstock, exists a remarkably complete archive of the organization’s history. Every newsletter, flyer and check the bookstore has ever written is here, along with audio recordings documenting almost 30 years of readings and musical performances. That’s a lot of stuff. Woodland Pattern, both when it opened and today, stands firmly as the state’s foremost center for contemporary literature and art in the broadest . . .
Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Art Preview

“Since I was a little girl, about 3 or 4, I was always drawing pictures and hanging them on the walls [of our home],” says artist Flora Langlois, 80, in a recent phone interview. “Then I’d charge a quarter for the neighbors to come and look at them.” So began the artistic career of Langlois, whose exhibit, “One from Wisconsin: Flora Langlois,” opens at the Museum of Wisconsin Art (MWA) on June 4 . . .
Saturday, Jan. 26, 2008

Today @ the Woodland Pattern Book Center - 10:00 AM

Throughout the day, the Woodland Pattern Book Center hosts its annual Poetry Marathon and Benefit, 14 continuous hours of poetry and music from 150 different performers, beginning at 10 a.m.