Diane Ward was born in Washington, DC and currently lives in Santa Monica,
California. She attended the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, DC. She has
published ten books of poetry including, most recently, Flim-Yoked Scrim,
Factory School, 2006, When You Awake, New York: Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs,
Portrait As If Through My Own Voice, Los Angeles: Margin to Margin, 2001 and
Portraits and Maps (with Michael C. McMillen), Italy: ML NLF Editions, 2000.
Jane Sprague's work has been published or is forthcoming in Bird Dog, Can We
Have Our Ball Back?, Shampoo, VeRT, Tinfish, Columbia Poetry Review, Xcp: Cross
Cultural Poetics and others. She lives in Ithaca, NY where she curates the West
End Reading Series and is editor/publisher Palm Press.
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.