Sunday, May 20, 3:00 p.m.
Brenda Coultas and Rod Smith
@ in your ear @ DCAC
We are very pleased to close out the year with a sure-fire send-up reading at the D.C. Arts Center (2438 18th St in Adams Morgan, several doors south of the corner of 18th St. and Columbia Road, on the west side of 18th), 3 p.m. this Sunday May 20 with BRENDA COULTAS and ROD SMITH. Please join us!

Brenda Coultas was raised in rural Indiana and studied with Anne Waldman and Allen Ginsberg at Naropa Institute in Boulder Colorado. She is the author of _Early Films_ (Rodent Press 1996) and _A Summer Newsreel_ (Second Story Books 1999). Her work has also been published in two important collections: _An Anthology of New (American) Poets_ (Talisman 1996) and _conjunctions_ 35 "American Poetry: States of the Art" (Fall 2000). Edwin Torres writes that "Brenda Coultas burns light into the decay of America's promise and shows us where something beautiful festers. In the measured tones of an elegant surrealism, her writing at is at once confident and vulnerable... Coultas gives the feeling of driving by and offering glimpses of a complex original world which somehow feels like the one we're in now."

For poems by Coultas:

A statement on her work:

review of _A Summer Newsreel_

review of _Early Films_

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"Art is no consolation, but it is art. Rod Smith sends us this 'thinking event of the pulse fetish tone handle' from America's capital, where each day blank, pig-eyed men, hissing a kind of English, work toward the further redistribution of wealth from the children of the underclasses to the orbiting robots of capital." -- Kevin Davies

"Rod Smith is the Orwellian ringmaster of an aleatory circus where Chomsky performs Cage and Wittgenstein meets Debord." -- Carolyn Forche

"Rod doan work in no candy kitchen, he doan sell no chewin gum."  -- Sam "Lightnin'" Hopkins

"Join us, in the long hibernation dream of the original underpants."
 -- The Spiders

We hope to see you there and for all festivities afterwards. For further info visit


2438 18th Street in Adams Morgan
(south of Columbia Rd. on the west side of the street)
All readings are on third Sundays at 3 PM, Admission $5, FREE for DCAC members