Wednesday, January 6, 7:30 pm
William R. Howe, L.A. Howe & Michael Basinski
@ Bridge Street Books
Michael Basinski is the Curator of the Poetry Collection of the University at Buffalo. He has published a batch of books of poetry including All My Eggs are Broken (BlazVox, 2007), Of Venus 93 (Little Scratch Pad, 2007) and Welcome to the Alphabet (Red Fox,2007). His poems, visual opems, sound works, essays, reviews and such have appeared in magazines from Poetry and the Village Voice to fhole and the Wormwood Review. He regularly performs with his ensemble, BuffFluxus, wherever art administrators will allow. Don't miss him, he's 59, and his bags are packed.

L.A. Howe is a writer, artist, and editor who lives and works in Cincinnati. She is the author of the chapbook, ENTROPIC EASTER (Little Scratchpad Books), which is now out of print. She is a co-founder of Slack Buddha Press, co-editing Slack Buddha's La Perruque series of chapbooks, which publishes the work of contemporary practitioners from the U.S. and the U.K., including poetry, prose, performance texts, and verbo-visual works. Also a bookbinder, Howe crafts artist's and writer's journals to sell at bookfairs and online.

William R. Howe is a poet, book artist, publisher, editor, performance artist, and visual artist. He is a visiting assistant professor at Miami University of Ohio, in Oxford, Ohio. His work has appeared in Plantarchy, Mirage #4/Period(ical), FerrumWheel, The Gig, and others. His most recent book is translanations one from BlazeVox [books] (2009). He runs the Putituporbroadside series, and he and his wife, L.A. Howe, edit Slack Buddha Press. His second full-length collection Kid Stippler & the Sty-elf is forthcoming (SlackBuddha) Spring/Winter (10). His third collection Sixes & Eights will appear with white print inc ( "˜10).


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.