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Hello, and welcome to my web site. My name is Ed Block. My family and I have lived in Greendale, Wisconsin for twenty-six years. I am a published poet and an accomplished watercolorist. For the last ten years I have studied watercolor with a group of artists on Milwaukee’s southwest side. As a member of the Wisconsin Regional Artists Association, I have exhibited in the annual WRAP competitions and had a watercolor painting of Greendale’s Trimborn House exhibited at the annual WAAA convention in Madison. I take inspiration from natural scenes around Greendale and the state of Wisconsin, as well as Minnesota, and the Pacific Northwest.

As poet I have published in a number of national magazines, and my collection of religious poems, Anno Domini, has received endorsements from a variety of readers. I am currently integrating some of my poetry and art in a series of hybrid poetry and watercolor cards. Browse my web site for samples of all this work.

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Seasons of Change
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Released November 17, 2017

Price: $18

It is uncanny to read the poem below from my new collection, Seasons of Change, after Hurricane Irma. Now that the pre-publication order period is over, you can buy directly from me. For $18 I shall send you an autographed copy of Seasons of Change. Email me at for more information.

Milwaukee Poet Ed Block Pens 'Seasons of Change' | WUWM
March 8th, 2018 - It is decidedly secular in tone and subject, but like its predecessor it uses the passage of time as a way to explore the world. Block will read from his new collection Thursday night at Woodland Pattern Book Center, but first, he stopped by Lake Effect to talk with Bonnie North and read a selection of poems.

Table of Contents for Seasons of Change
A Spring Migration a sample poem from Seasons of Change
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Anno Domini
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A collection of—often brief—poetic reflections, loosely based on the liturgical year, but interspersed with poems on selected Gospel passages, Anno Domini will quickly engage even the beginning reader of religious poetry. It will also appeal to seminarians and college students interested in religious poetry. Anno Domini provides a selective take on some key religious themes that will, by turns, move, console, and inspire.

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