Friday, April 8, 8:00PM - 10:00PM
Lee Ann Brown, Chris Vitiello,
& Dianne Timblin
@ Del Ray Artisans Gallery
2704 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301

Lee Ann Brown was born in Japan, and grew up in Charlotte, NC before attending Brown University undergraduate and for an MFA in Poetry. She is the author of Polyverse (Sun & Moon Press, 1999) and The Sleep That Changed Everything (Wesleyan University Press). Brown is on the editorial board of the Contemporary Poetry Series from University of New Orleans, the publisher of Tender Buttons press, and the founder of the French Broad Institute (of Time & the River) in Marshall, NC. Other editorial projects include Effluency: on the Spirit of Black Mountain College, and a 50th Birthday tribute to the Oulipo for Critophoria. She teaches poetry at St. John's University and lives in NYC and NC.

Chris Vitiello is a freelance writer about art, performance, and hockey in Durham, NC, where he lives with two terrific daughters. He's authored three poetry books: Obedience (Ahsahta, forthcoming 2011), Irresponsibility (Ahsahta, 2008) and Nouns Swarm a Verb (Xurban, 1999). He's concerned with, among other things: clarification, light, stars, the sky, clouds, wind, trees, birds, deduction, eyes, leaves, people and their observable behaviors, grasses, the soil, flowers and their growth, description and representation, vegetables, skins and peels, seeds, nuts, cross-sections, dictionary definitions, synonyms and antonyms but especially synonyms, utility, analysis, skepticism, kindness, goodness, quantity, measurement, direct commands, questions, and fact statements.

Dianne Timblin lives, writes, and edits in Durham, North Carolina. Her poetry has appeared in Talisman, Phoebe, minor/american, Fanzine, and Foursquare, among others. She contributed to Kate Schapira's collaborative book project TOWN, published in 2010 by Factory School. Dianne is currently researching and writing about historical wildland fires in the American West. She works as an editor at Duke University Press.

Del Ray Artisans Gallery is located at 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue in Alexandria, VA. The closest metro to Del Ray Artisan's Gallery is near the Braddock Road Metro stop on blue/yellow lines. rom there it is about 1.6 miles to Del Ray Artisans Gallery. From the metro station, take the 10A bus (towards Pentagon) or 10B bus (towards Ballston Station) and get off at the intersection of Mount Vernon Avenue and Randolph Avenue.