For nearly 30 years, poets have flocked to Riverwest’s Woodland Pattern Book Center for its annual Poetry Marathon and Benefit. Since going virtual in 2021, the two-day, 24-hour event has poets reading their works with improvised music and experimental film clips.
“It’s become this amazing collaborative event that opens Milwaukee poetry to the national scene and national poetry to Milwaukee writers,” says Woodland Pattern’s executive director, Jenny Gropp.
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Nearly 300 people participate from around the world, and an astonishing 2,000 viewers tune in. This year’s festivities are Jan. 28-29.
Stream it at woodlandpattern.org/poetry-marathon.