Sunday, October 8, 7:00 p.m.
Michael Friedman and Tom Orange
@ Bridge Street Books
Poet Michael Friedman's debut novel, MARTIAN DAWN, is just out from Turtle Point Press in New York City. He is the author of six collections of poetry, including the book of prose poems SPECIES (The Figures, 2000). Since 1986 Friedman has edited the influential literary journal SHINY. His poetry has appeared in several anthologies, including GREAT AMERICAN PROSE POEMS: FROM POE TO THE PRESENT (Scribner, 2003) and in many journals, including American Poetry Review and New American Writing. He grew up in Manhattan and was educated at Columbia, Yale and Duke. Friedman moved from Manhattan, where he practised law in a large New York law firm, to Boulder in 1995 and has lived in Denver since 1998. He has taught in the MFA writing program at Naropa University in Boulder. By day he is a practicing attorney in Denver.

Tom Orange is currently teaching literature and creative writing at Georgetown University and The George Washington University. His recent work appears or is forthcoming in Court Green, Primary Writing, The Word at Peek Review, Rock Heals, and The Poker. He would also like someday for his work to appear in the following thus far non-existent magazines: Four and Twenty Blackbirds, Middle Finger Quarterly, Ace of Spuds, Gadji Beri Bimba, Ben's Chili Bowl, Hobo Chang Ba, Detumescence Today, Minnow, Ditch, Chicken Blows, Exit Flagger, Watch Me Jumpstart, Volcano Divers, Chief Barrel Belly, Ergo Space Pig, Je Est Une Autre, Green Is Or, Because My Name is Lion, America's Most Awesomest Poetry, and The New Recidivism.


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.