Archive for September, 2012

Filtering the World: interview w/Natalie Diaz; Eight Limbs Housing Co-op & 100 Thousand Poems of Response and Survival for Milwaukee

September 29, 2012
Dear friendlies,
This fall has started off with a bang!
The first week of classes brought over 50 Native writers to Milwaukee for the 20th anniversary of Returning the Gift.  One of my favorite things about RTG was meeting the wonderful writers, including Natalie Diaz.   Natalie took time out of her whirlwind schedule to chat with me about writing for the Century for 21st Century Studies blog.
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This morning, woke up to raw granola being made and listening to the sound of a community of voices in the kitchen while I’m writing this … because I’m a new resident of the Eight Limbs Housing Co-op, and have been excited about building a home, centered around wellness, healing and community.   If you’re local or happen to be passing through Milwaukee on Oct 7, come visit us during our Open House, 5-8pm!
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Co-curating this event with Nikki Wallschlager in conjunction with 100 Thousand Poets for Changes happening all over today — hope to see you there!
100 Thousand Poems of Response and Survival for Milwaukee:

in memory of those we’ve lost to and those who are surviving violence in the Milwaukee area

Woodland Pattern poetry bookstore
720 E. Locust St., Milwaukee WI 53212

Join the Milwaukee poetry community as we participate in 100 Thousand Poets for Change on Saturday, September 29 by remembering those we’ve lost to and those surviving violence in our Milwaukee-area communities.

1-2pm making a community poem sculpture: Contribute a word, a phrase, a song, a quote, a borrowed line or stanza or poem, or your own poem to the community poem.

2-4pm
Performances:
Catron Booker :: Waiting for the Rain with Fists Full of Grace
Jennifer Morales :: Swish

Readings by Milwaukee-area poets & community folks:
Carmen Murguia, Eric Disambwa, Dawn Tefft, JoAnn Chang, Suzanne Rosenblatt, Noel Mariano, Jeff Poniewaz, Jess Vega Gonzalez, Harvey Taylor & more!

Community readings of poems by:
Peggy Hong, Molly Snyder, Angela Trudell-Vasquez & more