Saturday, November 9, 8:00 p.m.
Josey Foo and Kaia Sand
@ Ruthless Grip
We hope you can join us on Saturday, November 9 at 7:30 p.m. at Washington Printmaker's Gallery (1732 Connecticut Ave., second floor, several blocks north of the Dupont Circle Q Street Metro exit) for the next reading in the Ruthless Grip Poetry Series, featuring KAIA SAND and JOSEY FOO.

KAIA SAND teaches at St. Mary's College of Maryland, co-edits the TANGENT (a zine and pamphlet series), and co-curates the In Your Ear poetry series in Washington DC. Her poetry most recently appeared in Bivouac, Kenning, Puerto del Sol, and So to Speak, and her prose in Anomaly.

JOSEY FOO, a Chinese native of Malaysia, immigrated to the US in the mid-1980's. Her first book of prose and poems, ENDOU, was published in 1996 (Lost Roads), and portions of it were included by Jamaica Kincaid in "Best American Essays 1995". She attended the Iowa Writers Workshop and has an MFA from Brown University. Foo won the Eve of St. Agnes Award in Poetry in 1995 and is a recipient of 2001 NEA and Pennsylvania Council for the Arts Literature Fellowships. Foo helps her husband Richard Ferguson run Crooked Shelf Books in Farmington, New Mexico, and works as a lawyer advocate for the Navajo Nation in Shiprock, New Mexico. Her new book TOMIE'S CHAIR (Kaya Press) is a collaboration with mixed-media installationist Tomie Arai.

"Tomie's Chair is a unique book-- imagistic, latently philosophical, whimsical, economical, deep." --Edmund White

"Josey Foo's new collection is a provocative and arresting journey into and out of The Place of Confidences, where 'each rugged stroke of the chalk' becomes 'a defiant act of moving toward a promise of quiet.'" --Arthur Sze

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