Tuesday, May 8, 8:00PM
Barrett Watten & Ryan Walker
@ Bridge Street Books
BARRETT WATTEN is a language-centered poet and critic of modernist and postmodern cultures. His study The Constructivist Moment: From Material Text to  Cultural Poetics (Wesleyan, 2003), received the René Wellek Prize in 2004. His collected earlier poems, Frame: 1971-1990, appeared from Sun & Moon in 1997; Bad  History from Atelos in 1998; and Progress/Under Erasure from Green Integer in  2004. He has collaborated on two multi"ÔÇťauthored works: Leningrad: American  Writers in the Soviet Union (Mercury House, 1992) and The Grand Piano: An  Experiment in Collective Autobiography, San Francisco, 1975-80. He is currently  Professor of modernist studies and poetics at Wayne State University, Detroit.

RYAN WALKER grew up in Arnold, MD before moving to Colorado for grad school. In 1999 he moved to Washington, DC, where he remains. He is the author of Enjoy Potion and You Will Own It Permanently.


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.