Saturday, May 12, 8:00 p.m.
Ron Silliman and Bill Tuttle
@ Ruthless Grip
We hope you can join us Saturday, May 12 at 7:30 p.m. at the Ruthless Grip Poetry Series at Washington Printmakers (1732 Connecticut Ave., second floor, several blocks north of the Dupont Circle Q Street Metro Exit) for a fabulous evening of poetry with RON SILLIMAN and BILL TUTTLE.

Since 1979, RON SILLIMAN has been writing a poem entitled The Alphabet. Volumes published thus far fromthat project have included ABC, Demo to Ink, Jones,  Lit, Manifest, N/O, Paradise, (R), Toner, What and Xing. Silliman lives in Chester County, Pennsylvania, with his wife and two sons, and works as a market
analyst in the computer industry. His anthology In the American Tree is soon to be re-issued with a new afterword, and Salt is republishing his longpoem Tjanting for British and Australian audiences.

BILL TUTTLE is the author of two books of poetry, Private Residence (Leave Books) and epistolary: first series (meow press). His poems and reviews have appeared in Denver Quarterly, Kiosk, Situation, and Open 24 Hours, as well as the anthologies The Gertrude Stein Awards in Innovative American Poetry 1993-94 and Writing from the New Coast. In 1997 he earned his PhD from the Poetics Program at SUNY-Buffalo, writing a dissertation on the meditative long poems of Gertrude Stein, Wallace Stevens, and John Ashbery. Tuttle is also a songwriter and works as a studio musician, playing piano and retro spaceage keyboard. He
currently teaches English at Central Community College in Columbus, Nebraska.