Sunday, April 2, 7:00 p.m.
Keith and Rosmarie Waldrop
@ Bridge Street Books
For over forty years, as writers, editors, and translators the Waldrops have been catalysts at the heart of contemporary letters.

Keith Waldrop's first book, A WINDMILL CENTURY, was nominated for the National Book Award. He is the recipient of numerous grants and awards including two NEAs in translation, the Americas Award for Poetry, and from the French government, the rank of Chevalier des Arts et Lettres. His recent publications include THE REAL SUBJECT: QUERIES AND CONJECTURES OF JACOB DELAFON, HAUNT, and SEMIRAMIS (SELF-PORTRAIT AS MASK). He teaches at Brown University.

Rosmarie Waldop is the author of 16 books of poetry, two novels, and three books of criticism. Recent books of poetry include BLINDSIGHT, SPLITTING IMAGE, RELUCTANT GRAVITIES, and LOVE, LIKE PRONOUNS. The University of Alabama Press published DISSONANCE (IF YOU ARE INTERESTED), a collection of essays, in 2005. Her internationally hailed translations of the poet Edmond Jabes received The Columbia University Translation Award.

Keith and Rosmarie co-edit Burning Deck Books in Providence. They have authored several collaborative works including the books WELL WELL REALITY, and CECI N'EST PAS KEITH CECI N'EST PAS ROSMARIE.


Bridge Street Books is located 5 blocks from Foggy Bottom Metro, next to Four Seasons in Georgetown at the end of M street

open Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 9pm
Sunday: 12pm - 6pm
(202) 965-5200

In business for over twenty years, Bridge Street is one of a rare breed these days--a successful independent bookseller. It has what is certainly the best poetry section in Washington, well-stocked in alternative poetry and poetics as well as mainstream. Bridge Street also has extremely good selections in Philosophy, Politics, Cultural Theory, Women's Studies, Film, Music, and other areas. They also have a plethora of quality sale books.

Manager (& well-known poet!) Rod Smith has been organizing readings in the Washington Area since 1988 and has brought Rae Armantrout, Charles Bernstein, Lee Ann Brown, John Cage, Kevin Davies, Lyn Hejinian, Lisa Jarnot, Alice Notley, Tom Raworth, Lisa Robertson, Leslie Scalapino, Chris Stroffolino and many other important writers to DC.