Saturday, April 9, 8:00 p.m.
Tina Darragh and Joan Retallack
@ Ruthless Grip
We hope you can join us this Saturday, April 9 at 7:30 p.m. at Washington Printmakers Gallery (1732 Connecticut Ave., second floor, between R and S streets, several blocks north of the Dupont Circle Q Street Metro exit) for the next reading in the Ruthless Grip Poetry Series, a can't-miss event featuring JOAN RETALLACK and TINA DARRAGH.

Joan Retallack's most recent book is Memnoir, a long poem published simultaneously in the US (Post-Apollo Press) and in French translation (CIP-Marseilles) in 2004. The Poethical Wager came out last year from The University of California Press which will publish her book on Gertrude Stein, with a selection of works, in its Poets for The Millennium series. She is also the author of MUSICAGE and Afterrimages (Wesleyan University Press), Mongrelisme (Paradigm Press), How To Do Things With Words (Sun & Moon Classics), and Errata 5uite (Edge Books). Retallack is in the early stages of a year-long poetic project called The Reinvention of Truth. She is John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Professor of Humanities at Bard College where she teaches poetics and interdisciplinary arts.

In response to the right-to-life movement's recent "embrace" of animal rights issues, Tina Darragh is furiously revising part of her "opposable dumbs: a project", an investigation of racism and sexism in the animal rights movement. This fervor is tempered by cross referencing entries from Raymond Williams' Keywords with Evelyn Fox Keller and Elisabeth Lloyd's Keywords in Evolutionary Biology for a set of exercises tentatively dubbed "(unstuckeys". Her books include Striking Resemblance (Burning Deck, 1989), Dream Rim Instructions (Drogue Press, 1999) and others.

Ruthless Grip Poetry Readings have a $3 cover which can be waived for anyone who really needs it.

We hope to see you there and for all festivities afterwards.