Monday, September 20, 7:30 pm
Charles Bernstein
@ Bridge Street Books
Charles Bernstein is the author of over 40 books of poetry,criticism, libretti, and translation. His All the Whiskey in Heaven: Selected Poems, released earlier this year, has garnered substantive praise in such venues as Publishers Weekly, The New York Times, Time Out New York, and Bookforum. Other recent books include Umbra (Chax Press), Blind Witness (Factory School), and Girly Man (The University of Chicago Press). He is the Donald T. Regan Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Pennsylvania.


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.