Cactus Book Club: ‘The Delicacy of Embracing Spirals’ by Mimi Tempestt

Wed 04/03/24

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Join us Wednesday, April 3rd at 5:30 for Cactus Book Club. In honor of National Poetry Month, Woodland Pattern Book Center will lead the discussion on The Delicacy of Embracing Spirals by mimi tempestt. This book “investigates the ways in which the personal narrative of Black queer womanhood can be expressed through, a radically human lens…With a visual sensibility that explodes across the page, the collection begins with microcosmic poems of personal struggle and spirals out to macrocosmic texts of social and political critique. The book culminates in a fantastic account of the staging of a play with life-threatening consequences.”

Recommended bookseller: Woodland Pattern

“Located in Milwaukee’s Riverwest neighborhood, Woodland Pattern is a poet- and artist-run nonprofit book center, gallery, and performance space. Each year, we present over 400 programmatic activities and events that encourage collaboration and exchange across the visual, performing, and literary arts”. Stop by their lovely store to browse their incredible selection and learn about the many ways to get involved.

Cactus Book Club meets on the first Wednesday of the month from 5:30-7:30 at Cactus Club (in the back venue room or outside patio, weather permitting). Each month a different business, community organization, collective, or artist chooses the book and leads the discussion. We read fiction and non-fiction, with a focus on works by women, LGBTQ+, POC, and/or otherwise under-published groups. You don’t have to finish reading the book to attend. 18+. All book club meetings are free. No registration required.