Karen Weiser lives in New York City and a state of continual extra-sensory overload. Her chapbooks include Eight Positive Trees (Pressed Wafer), Placefullness (Ugly Duckling Press), and the upcoming Pitching Woo (Cy Press, due out in the Fall). Currently she has poems in the Chicago Review and Talisman. She is studying for her doctorate and teaches Freshman English at Barnard College.
Mark Wallace is the author of Nothing Happened and Besides I Wasn’t There and Sonnets of a Penny-A-Liner. Temporary Worker Rides A Subway won the 2002 Gertrude Stein Poetry Award and was published by Green Integer Books. His multi-genre work Haze was published in 2004, as was his novel Dead Carnival. A long time bellweather, king don, dripping hyena, mercenary enabler, & stuff like that of the DC poetry scene, he now teaches English and Creative Writing at Cal State San Marcos. Walking Dreams, a collection of stories, is due out from BlazeVox in 2007.
Bridge Street Books is located 5 blocks from Foggy Bottom Metro, next to Four Seasons in Georgetown at the end of M street
Sunday: 12pm - 6pm
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.