Sunday, April 23, 7:00 p.m.
Emmanuel Hocquard
with translations read by Cole Swensen and Rod Smith
@ Bridge Street Books
Please join us at Bridge Street Books


for a reading by


translations read by


Hocquard has not read in the United States for many years, this is an opportunity to hear one of France's most celebrated poets.

Emmanuel Hocquard was born in 1940 & grew up in Tangiers. He is the author of over 20 books in his native French, half of which have been translated into English. A sampling includes Aerea in the Forests of Manhattan (translated by Lydia Davis, The Marlboro Press, 1992), Theory of Tables (translated by Michael Palmer, o-blek editions, 1994), This Story Is Mine: Little Autobiographical Dictionary of Elegy (translated by Norma Cole, Instress, 1999), A Test of Solutide: Sonnets (translated by Rosmarie Waldrop, Burning Deck, 2000) & Personae (Duration Press, 2000). He has translated the work of Charles Reznikoff, Paul Auster, Michael Palmer, & Benjamin Hollander into French, & he is a director of Un bureau sur l'Atlantique, which serves as an association to further relationships between French & American poets.


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.