Wednesday, June 10, 8:00pm
Buck Downs & Joe Ross
@ Bridge Street Books
is the author of 12 books of Poetry including How to Write; or, I
used to be in love with my jailer (Texture Press, 1992); An American
Voyage (Sun & Moon Press, 1993); The Fuzzy Logic Series (Texture
Press, 1996); The Wood Series (Seeing Eye Books, 1997); and
EQUATIONS=equals (Green Integer, 2004); and Strata (Dusie Press, 2008).
A former resident of DC, he now lives in Paris. In 1997 he received a
National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship Award for his poetry.

Buck Downs lives and works in Washington, DC. Some of his poems have
recently appeared in puppyflowers, Brooklyn Rail, and Columbia Poetry
Review. His books Ladies Love Outlaws and Marijuana Softdrink are
available from Edge Books. He is renowned for his high energy reading


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.