6 POETS AT BRIDGE STREET, aka
THE FREAKS COME OUT AT NIGHT. COME, FREAKS, COME.
WHEN?---->SUNDAY JULY 20th, 7 PM
& probably DOUG LANG too
Dawn Michelle Baude is the author of several volumes of poetry, including The Flying House (Parlor Press, 2008) and Through a Membrane / Clouds (Gong, 2006). She is guest editor of the 2008 edition of the international arts magazine, Van Gogh's Ear (soon to be released). Formally on staff at the American University of Paris, she returned to the US last fall to become artist-in-residence at The Storm King School. She is currently completing a travel memoir in DC.
Mark Cunningham lives outside Charlottesville, VA. Otoliths has just brought out his first book _80 Beetles_, which is just what it sounds like, 80 poems based beetles. Tarpaulin Sky Press will be bringing out a book titled _Body Language_, which will consist of two separate collections, one titled _Body_ (on parts of the body) and one titled _Primer_ (on numbers and letters. Twochapbooks, _nightlightnight_ (on hours of the day) and _Georgic, with Eclogues for Interrogators_ are also on the way.
Ryan Dobran lives in Brooklyn, NY where he edits LIFECOACH, a magazine of poetry, criticism and--in its 3rd formation, to be published in September--performance and video art. His chapbook, YOUR GUILT IS A MIRACLE, is forthcoming from Bad Press.
Justin Katko is a poet and publisher. He edits the small press Critical Documents -- http://plantarchy.us -- which specializes in contemporary poetry from the UK and the US. His current project is an opera titled The Death of Pringle, and he is in the electronic writing MFA at Brown University.
By the time you see Kevin Thurston he will be unemployed and barely living in Washington, DC and barely living in the United States (beyond the barely living of the people of the United States). Kevin has had work appear in, or published by, Flim Forum Press (US), the Lost and Found Times (US), Furniture_Press (US), fHole (Canada), the New Chief Tongue (Canada), Produce Press (Canada) and yt communications (UK). He co-founded the Buffalo Small Press Fair (with Christopher Fritton) and curated for Just Buffalo's Small Press Poetry Series.
Steven Zultanski is the author of the chapbooks Homoem (Radical Readout, 2005), USA = NAZI (Nocturnal Editions, 2008) and Steve's Poem (Lettermachine, forthcoming). He edits President's Choice magazine, a Lil' Norton publication. His poetry has appeared in Antennae, FO(A)RM, The Physical Poets, Shiny, and elsewhere.
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.