Raven Mack will give a presentation on his various creative works–-including short forms of poetry, prose writing, zine and book self-publishing, and how to encourage and cultivate rebellious and healing creative acts even while attempting to navigate the mundane day-to-day worlds we sometimes get caught up in. This will be an interactive presentation, with brief free-writing interludes of crowd involvement and sharing. Raven Mack enjoys listening way more than talking, so come prepared to interact. Or just listen.
Haiku, Tanka, and Day Jobs
Raven Mack is an American mongrel mystic poet-philosopher of the Greater Appalachian tradition. He established the Rojonekku Word Fighting Arts academy in his native Southside Virginia, as a means of turning self-destructive recklessness into outwardly expressed word arts meant to empower the uncomfortable, but done so in a way that seems like nonsense gibberish, since devils can't understand it. He has self-published in every form possible for about three decades.
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Arts + Literature Laboratory is located in Madison’s Schenk-Atwood neighborhood at 2021 Winnebago Street, Madison, Wisconsin 53704.
Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday 11am-3pm during exhibitions or by appointment. Please check the exhibitions calendar before planning your visit, as the gallery is closed between exhibitions and other schedule changes are posted here.