Sunday, March 25, 7:00 p.m.
Doug Lang & Casey Smith
@ Bridge Street Books
Doug Lang is from South Wales, has lived in Washington, D.C. since 1973, and has taught at the Corcoran College of At & Design since 1976. In the 1950s and 1960s he worked at British Home Stores department store and the Home & Colonial supermarket, both in Swansea, and at the Steel Company of Wales. He attended Coleg Harlech in North Wales, 1965-1967, where his teaching career began in an unofficial capacity as a tutor to his fellow students, and taught writing at the American-based Aegean School of Fine Arts in Greece, in 1968 and1969. He worked in television news at the BBC in London, 1970-1973. His novel, Freaks was published by New English Library in 1973. In the Works, a selected poems, 1973-2010, is forthcoming from Edge Books. Lately. he has been writing sonnets and listening to Henry "Red" Allen and Frankie Newton.

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

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.