Lisa Jarnot is the author of three full-length collections of poetry: SOME OTHER KIND OF MISSION, RING OF FIRE and BLACK DOG SONGS. Her biography of the San Francisco poet Robert Duncan is forthcoming from University of California Press and she recently completed a novel called PROMISE X. She teaches at Naropa University's Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, and at Brooklyn College in New York City.
Eileen Myles is probably America's best-known unofficial poet. Her latest book is SORRY, TREE in which she describes “some nature” as well as the transmigration of souls from the east coast to the west. Bust Magazine calls Myles "the rock star of modern poetry" and Holland Cotter in The New York Times describes her as "a cult figure to a generation of post-punk females forming their own literary avant garde. Her many books include NOT ME, COOL FOR YOU, SKIES, ON MY WAY, and CHELSEA GIRLS.
Bridge Street Books is located 5 blocks from Foggy Bottom Metro, next to Four Seasons in Georgetown at the end of M street
Sunday: 12pm - 6pm
In business for over twenty years, Bridge Street is one of a rare breed these days--a successful independent bookseller. It has what is certainly the best poetry section in Washington, well-stocked in alternative poetry and poetics as well as mainstream. Bridge Street also has extremely good selections in Philosophy, Politics, Cultural Theory, Women's Studies, Film, Music, and other areas. They also have a plethora of quality sale books.
Manager (& well-known poet!) Rod Smith has been organizing readings in the Washington Area since 1988 and has brought Rae Armantrout, Charles Bernstein, Lee Ann Brown, John Cage, Kevin Davies, Lyn Hejinian, Lisa Jarnot, Alice Notley, Tom Raworth, Lisa Robertson, Leslie Scalapino, Chris Stroffolino and many other important writers to DC.