Saturday, September 13, 8:00 p.m.
Garrett Kalleberg, Rachel Levitsky and Jo Ann Wasserman
@ Ruthless Grip
We hope you can join us on Saturday, Sept. 13 at 7:30 p.m. at the Washington Printmakers Gallery (1732 Connecticut Ave. NW, second floor, several blocks north of the Dupont Circle Q Street Metro Exit) for the first reading of the year in the Ruthless Grip Poetry Series. We'll be featuring three writers, RACHEL LEVITSKY, GARRETT KALLEBERG, AND JO ANN WASSERMAN, all of whom have books published or forthcoming from Futurepoem Books, the fabulous new publishing group out of New York City. Futurepoem is doing some truly innovative and fascinating work, and this season-opening event is not to be missed.

Rachel Levitsky is the author of four chapbooks of poetry, Dearly (a+bend, 1999), Cartographies of Error (Leroy, 1999), The Adventures of Yaya and Grace (PotesPoets, 1999) and 2(1x1)Portraits (Baksun, 1998). She organizes Belladonna*--a feminist experimental poetic reading and pamphlet series. She has written and produced poetry plays in Boulder, San Francisco, New York. Under the Sun, her first book, was published by Futurepoem Books in 2003. She lives in Brooklyn and works in Queens where she teaches English to immigrant members of the painters' union.

Garrett Kalleberg is the author of Some Mantic Daemons, Psychological Corporations, and Limbic Odes. His poems, reviews and translations have appeared in Sulfur, First Intensity, Denver Quarterly, Mandorla, A.bacus and American Letters & Commentary, and in An Anthology of New (American) Poets. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, where he publishes the online literary journal The Transcendental Friend, and audio CD imprint Immanent Audio. His awards for poetry and critical writing include two awards from the Academy of American Poets and a grant from The Fund for Poetry. Garrett is also lead writer of the theatrical company Brooklyn Drama Club, whose The Situation Room had its second run in the 2003 FringeNYC Festival.

Jo Ann Wasserman's THE ESCAPE is forthcoming soon from Futurepoem. She lives in New York City and works at Granary Books.

Because of rising costs, there will be a $3 admission for all Ruthless Grip Poetry Series events this year.

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