Monday, January 12, 7:00 p.m.
Cole Swensen, Leslie Scalapino & Laura Walker
@ Bridge Street Books
Cole Swensen's new California book is _Ours_. She is the author ofeleven previous books of poetry. She is also a translator and has wonthe PEN USA Award in Literary Translation. Her poetry has won the IowaPoetry Prize and the San Francisco State Poetry Center Book Award, andshe teaches at the Iowa Writers' Workshop.

Leslie Scalapino's It's go in horizontal: Selected Poems, 1974-2006 isjust out from The University of California Press. She teaches at MillsCollege and is a former faculty member at Milton Avery GraduateProgram of the Arts at Bard College, the San Francisco Art Institute,and the Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles. Among her many books areDay Ocean State of Star's Night: Poems and Writings 1989 and 1999-2006, Dahlia's Iris: Secret Autobiography and Fiction, and Zitherand Autobiography.

Laura Walker's new book is rimertown: an atlas. She teaches creativewriting at San Francisco State University and UC Berkeley Extension.She is also the author of swarm lure.


Bridge Street Books is located 5 blocks from Foggy Bottom Metro, next to Four Seasons in Georgetown at the end of M street

open Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 9pm
Sunday: 12pm - 6pm
(202) 965-5200

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.