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cream city Live! April 20th, 7:00pm


Thursday, April 20th, 7:00-9:00pm
Located at the UWM Hefter Center
3271 N Lake Dr, 
Milwaukee, WI 53211

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UW-Milwaukee’s own cream city review is excited announce its cream city LIVE! Release Party for our 41.1 Spring issue!  

We will be featuring readings from:

CHIWAN CHOI is the author of two collections of poetry, The Flood (Tía Chucha Press, 2010) and Abductions (Writ Large Press, 2012). His most recent project is Ghostmaker, a book he wrote, presented, and destroyed in 2015. He newest collection, The Yellow House, was recently published by CCM. Chiwan is also one of the founding partners of Writ Large Press, an indie publisher that uses the book to resist, disrupt, and transgress. 

JENNY XIE is the author of Nowhere to Arrive, winner of the 2016 Drinking Gourd Chapbook Prize from Northwestern University Press. Her work appears in, or is forthcoming from, Tin House, The New Republic, Harvard Review, and elsewhere.  

EMILY STINSON received her Ph.D. in English and Creative Writing from Western Michigan University, where she also served as Editor-in-Chief of Third Coast Magazine. Her work has appeared in storySouth, Southwestern American Literature, and has been a finalist for the Crab Orchard Review Student Writing Award.



AWP 2017 Photos

Another successful AWP is in the books! Already looking forward to next year in Tampa!



The Magnificent Seven: An AWP Offsite Reading

The Magnificent Seven: A reading hosted by Pleiades, AGNI, American Literary Review, Boulevard, cream city review, Gulf Coast Journal, and

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Come on down to Bayou and help us celebrate the Magnificent Seven at a reading featuring our contributors! Meet us upstairs for a drink at the bar in the company of friends, where journals will be sold at discounted prices. Our readers include: Chen Chen, Alice Elliott Dark, Matt Donovan, David Keplinger, Shara McCallum, Gregory Pardlo, Caitlin Pryor, Maggie Smith, and Ryo Yamaguchi.




ISSUE 40.2

We are proud to announce that our Fall/Winter Issue (40.2) is now available. This issue includes work from National Book Award winner, Daniel Borzutzky, as well as work from Timothy Yu, Jenny Johnson, Liz Prato, Weisheng Renee Mao, John Cayley and more! To purchase this latest issue, go to:




We’ve been struggling to find words for a week. We, who work with words — words are our lives. But we have had a hard time finding them. Here’s the thing: words are everything right now. Stories and poems are vital to our collective future. Reading words and writing words. Feeling words and sharing words.

So here are some words:

We stand against racism.
We stand against misogyny.
We stand against xenophobia.
We stand against ableism.
We stand against homophobia.
We stand against transphobia.

We stand against hate. Inclusiveness is at our core. Our journal publishes excellent work from a broad range of voices, and it always will.