ccr’s Faculty Advisor Featured in UWM Report!


Read about why novelist Liam Callanan, ccr’s current Faculty Advisor, calls Milwaukee the “new Seattle.”

A child of LA, novelist Callanan finds a home in Milwaukee and at UWM




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

Check Out the Facebook Event HERE

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.



Another Successful cream city Live!

Our cream city Live! event was wonderful. Thank you to all who made it out to celebrate the imminent release of our fall 2016 issue. And special thanks to Jenny Johnson, Rachel Kincaid, and Timothy Yu!

You can pre-order the Fall 2016 40.2 issue here.



cream city LIVE! | October 21st

Friday, October 21st, 7:00-9:00pm
Located in the Student Union’s Fireside Lounge
2200 East Kenwood Blvd,
Milwaukee, WI 53211

UW-Milwaukee’s own cream city review is excited announce its cream city LIVE! event, featuring readings by three distinguished authors.

We will be featuring redings by:

TIMOTHY YU is the author of the poetry collection /100 Chinese Silences/, out now from Les Figues Press, as well as the chapbooks /Fifteen Chinese Silences/ and /Journey to the West/. His poetry has appeared in /Cordite/, /Kartika Review/, /Lantern Review/, /Mantis/, /Poetry/ and /SHAMPOO/. He teaches English and Asian American Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. http://www.timpanyu.com/

JENNY JOHNSON is the author of the poetry collection /In Full Velvet/, forthcoming from Sarabande Books. Her work has appeared in /Best American Poetry 2012/, /Los Angeles Review of Books Quarterly/, /New England Review/, and /Troubling the Line: Trans & Genderqueer Poetry & Poetics/. She teaches writing at the University of Pittsburgh. http://www.jennyjohnsonpoet.com/

RACHEL KINCAID is the Senior Editor at autostraddle.com. Her work has appeared in /The Awl/, /Chariton Review/, /Jezebel/, /Strange Horizons/, /The Wide Net/ and /Writer’s Digest/. She currently lives in Milwaukee.http://rachel-kincaid.com/

Look for the upcoming release cream city review Fall Issue 40.2!



Cream City Live! April 2016


Thanks to everyone who came out for cream city Live! It was a great evening that allowed us to look back at the past 40 years and look forward to the future of the magazine.

Check out some of the photos from the event!