Wednesday, December 9, 7:30 pm
Jennifer Scappettone & Ryan Walker
@ Bridge Street Books

Jennifer Scappettone, a poet, translator, and purveyor of visual stills and prose, is the author of From Dame Quickly (Litmus Press, 2009), and of several chapbooks. Exit 43—an archaeology of Superfund sites interrupted by an opera of pop-ups—is in progress for Atelos Press. Excerpts of that manuscript appear in Belladonna Elders Series #5: Poetry, Landscape, Apocalypse, featuring pop-ups and prose by Scappettone, a lyric sequence by Etel Adnan, and an essay by Lyn Hejinian (Belladonna, 2009); pop-up scores are now being adapted for performance at Dance Theater Workshop and the Center for Performance Research in collaboration with choreographer Kathy Westwater as PARK. She is an assistant professor at the University of Chicago.

This summer Ryan Walker published a collection of poems, You Will Own It Permanently. More recently he has been rehabbing a house in DC's Trinidad neighborhood. He has nine closets and one skeleton.


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.