An Undergraduate Literary Journal from UW-Milwaukee

Holding my shotgun while standing outside of my car on my friend’s parents’ hunting land in the middle of nowhere, debating whether to lock the car doors

Poetry by Ed Makowski

People often
make decisions
based on
where they’re from


where they



Ed Makowski is a poet and writer from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. His next book, Swing At Your Own Risk, will be out in the near future. Ed works at a nature center, has a penchant for rum, and prefers two wheels to four.