Lewis Freedman reads and writes poems in Madison, WI. There he co-organizes the ___________-Shaped reading series with Andy Gricevich, with whom he also edits and publishes chapbooks for cannot exist. Also, Lewis co-edits at the multi-locatable Agnes Fox Press. Three chapbooks have been published under his name: The Third Word (what to us press, 2009), Catfish Po' Boys (Minutes Books, 2010), and SUFFERING EXCHANGE WALKS WITH AND (Minutes Books, 2011).
Ryan Walker lives in Washington, DC. Poetry feels original, or at least sudden, when it's most like found art. Ryan tries to find things in his brain. He sequences his linguistic-y chunks and rivulets, probably, in a google doc, trying to drive things to familiarity and surprise, which are the same thing. "Write what you know." "Readers and babies like surprises."
Bridge Street Books is located 5 blocks from Foggy Bottom Metro, next to Four Seasons in Georgetown at the end of M street
Sunday: 12pm - 6pm
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.