Saturday, October 13, 8:00 p.m.
Mark McMorris and John McNally
@ Ruthless Grip
We hope you can join us on Saturday, October 13 at 7:30 p.m. at Washington Printmakers 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. Our readers this month will be MARK MCMORRIS and JOHN MCNALLY.

Mark McMorris is the author of several books of poetry, including The Black Reeds (University of Georgia Press) and Moth-Wings (Burning Deck Books). His work has appeared in anthologies such as Ancestral House: The Black Short Story in the Americas and
Europe, and An Anthology of New (American) Poets. He teaches at Georgetown University, where he has been organizing the on-campus portion of the Lannan Poetry Series for the past several years.

John McNally is a poet and painter currently living in New Jersey with his wife Anne and daughter Marinne. His work has appeared in numerous journals, including Avec, Talisman, Exquisite Corpse, Cyanosis, Lyric&, Antenym, Zyzzyva, O24H, & The Washington Review. His poems were also included in Oblek: Writing from the
New Coast and twice in The Gertrude Stein Awards. EXES FOR EYES, his first full length collection of poems, was published by Subpress in 2000.  Publisher's Weekly called it "deliciously torqued," and Alice Notley described the poems as "'disjunctive' but not disconnected from living as I know it, always saying something meant, always feeling something complexly, and singing sweet-voiced." About a dozen of his landscapes and skyscapes will be on view this November at the Linseed Gallery in Stockton, NJ.

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