Saturday, October 12, 8:00 p.m.
Leslie Bumstead and Brendan Lorber
@ Ruthless Grip
We hope you can join us Saturday, October 12, at 7:30 p.m. at Washington Printmakers Gallery (1732 Connecticut Ave. second floor, several blocks north of the Dupont Circle metro, Q Street exit) for the next Ruthless Grip Series poetry reading, featuring LESLIE BUMSTEAD and BRENDAN LORBER.

Leslie Bumstead's poems have most recently appeared in a newsletter published by I Saw Johnny Yesterday Press. Her work has also appeared in Lungfull!, Kenning, Gare du Nord, The Germ, Phoebe, Central Park, The Washington Review, Situation, & Open 24 Hours. She received her MFA from George Mason University. She recently returned to the DC area to live after several years in Central America and Africa.

Brendan Lorber is the editor of LUNGFULL! magazine & was cocurator of The Zinc Bar Reading Series from 1997 to 2002. He's the author of Dash, forthcoming from Situations. Also of The Address Book (The Owl Press, 1999), Your Secret (, 2000), and, with Jen Robinson, Dictionary of Useful Phrases (The Gift, 2000). Tracey McTague & he just completed Book of the New Now (The Gift, 2002), a series of collages. A longer book of poetry, Welcome Overboard, is in the works. He wants us to know that if he seems a bit bug-eyed at the moment, it's because he's in the midst of dodging the axe at his job & moving from his Manhattan apartment of ten years to his new home on the brooklyn range.