Volume One Special Coverage: Pulling Together While Staying Apart


J Walking

Tim Brennan

It ain’t easy walking
the market center or alleys,
these days 

or getting around the looks of folks 
as if each had murdered someone
with a broken gaze.

 Jesus stands at the corner of Division 
and Main, hands loose at his sides, 
neon heart blinking— 

folks seem to get nervous being around him 
lately, as if they are talking 

like he should be dying again real soon
at the hands of their neighbors. 

Tim J Brennan is a 1983 UWEC grad. His poetry has appeared in Twig, Up North, The Lake, and Talking Stick. His plays have been staged in Milwaukee, Colorado Springs, and most recently in Taos, NM. Read more from Tim.

Lasker Jewelers
Lasker Jewelers

Pulling Together Partners

The following organizations are currently supporting Volume One’s work in the community during the pandemic:

Lasker Jewelers

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, Eau Claire

Downtown Eau Claire Inc DECI

University of Wisconsin Eau Claire

Pablo Group

Wisconsin Independent Network

Middle West Management

Bon Iver

Royal Credit Union

Silver Spring

Evergreen Surgical

Charter Bank

Chippewa Valley Technical College

The Murty Henriksen Family

The Larry and Marie Past Family

The Dan and Kerry Kincaid Family

Anton and Rae Schilling-Smets

Brady and Jeanne Foust

If your organization is interested in supporting Volume One during this difficult time, nick@volumeone.orgcontact us.