The Place-Shaped Reading – Friday: February 5th : 8 p.m

The inaugural _____ -Shaped Reading will be place-shaped and take place at the Project Lodge (817 E. Johnson) at 8 pm on February 5th, a Friday.

6 great Madison and Milwaukee poets will read from their writing:

Connie Deanovich

Adam Fell

Lisa Fishman

Roberto Harrison

Marie Larson

Chuck Stebelton

You are invited and welcomed, and your friends are invited and welcomed.

There is a requested donation of five to fifteen dollars–though no-one will be turned away. Really.

There will be vittles–fresh-baked bread and more. Bring some food to share (no obligation!), and we’ll have something like a meal in the middle!

Come and celebrate the poetic communities–those that exist and those to come–in southern Wisconsin!


Connie Deanovich is the recipient of a Whiting Writers Award, the GE Award for Younger Writers, and monetary angel gifts from the Fund for Poetry. She is the author of Zombie Jet and Watusi Titanic. Many poems appear in magazines and anthologies. She lives in Madison WI and calls Chicago her native home and spawning grounds.
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Adam Fell received his Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his Master of Fine Arts degree from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. His poems have appeared in Tin House; Forklift, Ohio; Diagram; Crazyhorse; notnostrums; Sixth Finch; Ink Node; and Fou, among others. His chapbook “Ten Keys to Being a Champion On and Off the Field” was published in early 2010 by H_NGM_N Books and you can download a free pdf version at He teaches at Edgewood College in Madison, WI.

Lisa Fishman’s fourth book, _Current_, will be out next Fall on Free Verse Editions, Parlor Press; another collection, _F L O W E R C A R T_, is forthcoming in summer 2011 on Ahshata Press. _The Happiness Experiment_ (Ahsahta) is her most recent book and _Lining_ is a recent chapbook (Boxwood Editions). Her poems have appeared in A Public Space, journal 1913, Conduit, Volt, Black Clock and others. She is the Director of the MFA Poetry Program at Columbia College Chicago and lives in Madison and Orfordville, Wisconsin.

Roberto Harrison’s most recent books include Os (subpress, 2006), Counter Daemons (Litmus, 2006), elemental song (Answer Tag Home Press, 2006), reflector (House Press, 2008), and Urracá (Achiote Seeds, 2009). He lives and works in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he hosts the Enemy Rumor reading series and publishes Bronze Skull Press chapbooks.

Marie Larson holds an MFA in poetry from Naropa University’s Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics. Her work has appeared in GAM, DIAGRAM, Shampoo, Bombay Gin, and Fact-Simile. She also has work forthcoming in the anthology Chicken Boa: Notes on Skrilla (Mitzvah Chaps) and her review of Lila Zemborain’s mauve sea-orchids appeared in issue 37 of Jacket Magazine.

Chuck Stebelton works as Literary Program Director at Woodland Pattern Book Center in Milwaukee. He is author of Circulation Flowers (Tougher Disguises, 2005). Recent print objects and chapbooks include ‘Tis’ (The John Riepenhoff Experience, 2009); A Maximal Object (Mitzvah Chaps, 2008); Flags and Banners (Bronze Skull Press, 2007); and Precious (Answer Tag Home Press, 2005). Newer writing appears in the current issues of Cannot Exist, The Cultural Society, and Kadar Koli.



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3 responses to “The Place-Shaped Reading – Friday: February 5th : 8 p.m

  1. Jake

    $5 – $15 bucks, BYOB and you have to bring a dish to pass… this is not a recession friendly event. Just sayin’.

    • Hey Jake,

      That’s all in the realm of suggested. You’re more than welcome to attend and do as you feel comfortable doing, with no judgments attached.

      Please note that we are not trying to or going to make money here, everything that is donated will go to the event location’s expenses, the expenses of the readers who are arriving from out of town, and the expenses of the organizers in setting up the event.

      As for food, we would just like to share food and have a nice time. I’m hoping there will be plenty of both for everyone,

      Best Wishes,


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