Saturday, December 11, 8:00 p.m.
Brenda Coultas and Rod Smith
@ Ruthless Grip
We hope you can join us on Saturday, December 11 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 Reading Series, featuring Brenda Coultas and Rod Smith.

Before becoming a poet, BRENDA COULTAS was a farmer, a carny, a taffy maker, a park ranger, a waitress in a disco ballroom, and the second woman welder in the history of Firestone Steel. Her most recent book is A Handmade Museum (Coffee House Press 2003). She has work forthcoming in the magazines Insurance, Encyclopedia and Explosive. She lives in the East Village near the Bowery.

ROD SMITH is the author of In Memory of My Theories, The Boy Poems, Protective Immediacy, New Mannerist Tricycle with Lisa Jarnot and Bill Luoma, The Good House, Poèmes de l'araignée (France), and Music or Honesty. A CD is forthcoming from Narrow House and a chapbook from Interupting Cow. He edits Aerial magazine, publishes Edge Books, & manages Bridge Street Books in Washington, DC. The next issue of Aerial will focus on the poet Lyn Hejinian. Smith is also editing, with Peter Baker and Kaplan Harris, The Selected Letters of Robert Creeley for the University of California Press.

Ruthless Grip 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!