Casey Smith was born in Pasadena, but grew up in Indianapolis. He studied New Criticism at Kenyon College in the 1980s, and finished a PhD in English from Indiana University in 2006. His primary field of research is late 19th century biblio-culture. For the past fifteen years, he has taught writing and literary history as a member of the Arts & Humanities faculty at the Corcoran College of Art & Design. His poetry and other work has been published and exhibited in various journals, broadsides, and artists' catalogues. He is the author of the book-length conceptual poem Opulent Stone Moccasins, published online by Ubu Editions in 2010. In addition to his writing and teaching, he occasionally curates exhibitions and reading series in the Washington area. Lately, he has been watching old episodes of Trailer Park Boys.
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.