Mama Tried Show in Milwaukee

February 19, 2017

Mama Tried has been a really interesting experience this year. I’ve met a handful of people who have come to my home city as a respite from their lives. Growing up here, Milwaukee never seemed to be a destination, always a swampy confluence which young native Milwaukeeans made a point to say they wanted to leave. I’m glad to see that perception is turning around, and sometimes because people from the outside are here to point out the value they find. But it’s also because we have some really fantastic things beginning to take place over the past few years. A few of my friends raced on the indoor oval, and I’m excited to do the same in a couple of years. Lots of good.

Poem at Sideburn Magazine

February 17, 2017

It’s not too often that motorcycle publications have poems, let along poems that feature the word “lovely.” But on a whim I sent this to Sideburn, minutes after writing it, and they put it on their blog. Read For The Birds here at Sideburn.

February 17, 2017

Photos in Zip MKE

January 21, 2017

Glad to have a few of my pictures amongst snapshots of Milwaukee at the @zipmke opening in the Central Library. Come see your city!

January 17, 2017

January 17, 2017


It turns out I averaged about a poem every three days last year. Lots of poems that nobody has seen or heard. Come hear some of them! The open mic starts at 8, I’ll go on sometime after 9. They’ve got lots of things to drink at Linneman’s. I think it costs $3. Bring some things of your own for the open mic and talk all about it.

Zip MKE Opening Exhibit

January 8, 2017

I sent a few photographs to a new project in Milwaukee, called Zip MKE. The group has a mission “To break down the geographical and linguistic barriers that divide us in the city of Milwaukee through an online gallery, exhibition event, and traveling display of photographs–both scenic and portrait–from each of the city’s 28 zip codes.”

I just received word that some of my pictures have been included in the inaugural show, which will be housed at Milwaukee’s grand Central Library from January 21 – February 19. I have no idea which pictures were selected and am curious to see what ends up on the walls, taken by myself and other Milwaukee neighbors.

The opening event is from 12:00pm – 3:00pm on Saturday, January 21. Complete details here. Hope to see you there!

I’m very excited for this Winter 2017 edition of our quarterly Panorama at Schlitz Audubon. It’s our all Lake Michigan issue, and the first time we chose to focus on a single specific topic. Fitting such a voluminous topic into 1,100 words was quite a challenge. We’re all pretty pleased with the results, and already working on our spring 2017 issue. Have a look here.

December 31, 2016