Friday, February 4, 8:00 pm
The Four Seasons AWP Reading
@ The Four Seasons Hotel in Georgetown
presented by Bridge Street Books


@ The Four Seasons Hotel in Georgetown (next to Bridge Street Books) 2800 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C.

Rae Armantrout is the author of more than ten books of poetry, including Versed (2009), for which she won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize, the 2009 National Book Critics Circle Award, and was a finalist for the 2009 National Book Award. She is a professor of literature and writing at the University of California, San Diego. Her new book is Money Shot.

Anselm Berrigan's most recent book is Free Cell (City Lights, 2009). He is the author of three collections from Edge Books, Integrity & Dramatic Life, Zero Star Hotel, and Some Notes on My Programming. He directed The Poetry Project at Saint Mark's Church from 2003 through 2007, and is currently co-chair of the writing program at Bard College summer MFA program, and a professor at Wesleyan University. He co-edited the recently released Selected Poems of Ted Berrigan for The University of California Press with Edmund Berrigan and Alice Notley.

Timothy Donnelly is the author of The Cloud Corporation (Wave Books, 2010), and Twenty-Seven Props for a Production of Eine Lebenszeit (Grove Press, 2003). He is a professor at Columbia University, and has been poetry editor of Boston Review since 1996. He lives in Brooklyn.

Robert Fernandez's first book, We Are Pharaoh, was just published by Canarium Books, which will also publish his second book, Pink Reef, in 2013. He grew up in Miami and now lives in Iowa City, where he's a fellow in the English PhD program at the University of Iowa.

Cathy Park Hong's second collection, Dance Dance Revolution, was chosen for the Barnard Women Poets Prize and was published in 2007 by WW Norton. Her first book, Translating Mo'um was published in 2002 by Hanging Loose Press. She is an Assistant Professor at Sarah Lawrence College and is regular faculty at the Queens MFA program in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Ish Klein's first book, Union!, was published in 2009 by Canarium Books, which has just published her second book, Moving Day. Also an artist and filmmaker, a DVD of some of her short films was just released by Poor Claudia. After many years in Philadelphia, she now lives in Amherst.

K. Silem Mohammad is the author of The Front (Roof Books, 2009) Breathalyzer (Edge Books, 2008), A Thousand Devils (Combo Books, 2004), and Deer Head Nation (Tougher Disguises, 2003). He edits the poetry magazine Abraham Lincoln and teaches literature and creative writing at Southern Oregon University.

Chris Nealon is the author of Plummet (Edge Books, 2009), and The Joyous Age (Black Square, 2004). His The Matter of Capital: Poetry and Crisis in the American Century is soon to be released by Harvard University Press. Foundlings: Lesbian and Gay Historical Emotion before Stonewall appeared from Duke University Press in 2001. He teaches at Johns Hopkins University.

Mel Nichols is the author of Catalytic Exteriorization Phenomenon (National Poetry Series finalist), Bicycle Day (Slack Buddha 2008), The Beginning of Beauty, Part 1: hottest new ringtones, mnichol6 (Edge 2007), and Day Poems (Edge 2005). Other recent work can be found in Poetry, New Ohio Review, and The Brooklyn Rail. She teaches at George Mason University.

Ed Roberson is author of eight books of poetry, most recently To See the Earth Before the End of the World. He is the recipient of the Poetry Society of America's Shelley Memorial Award and his prior books have won the Iowa Poetry Prize and the National Poetry Series.

Elizabeth Willis is Shapiro-Silverberg Associate Professor of Creative Writing at Wesleyan University. She is the author of four books of poetry, The Human Abstract, Turneresque, Meteoric Flowers, and most recently, Address.

Matthew Zapruder's latest book is Come on All You Ghosts, published by Copper Canyon in Fall of 2010. He is also the author of American Linden (Tupelo Press, 2002), The Pajamaist (Copper Canyon, 2006),winner of the William Carlos Williams Award from the Poetry Society of America. He lives in San Francisco, where he teaches poetry as a member of the permanent faculty of the Juniper Summer Writing Institute at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, and works as an editor for Wave Books.

Curated by Rod Smith and Nick Twemlow in conjunction with Wesleyan University Press, Canarium Books, Edge Books, The Iowa Review, MAKE magazine, & Wave Books.


@ The Four Seasons Hotel in Georgetown (next to Bridge Street Books) 2800 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C.