Tuesday, July 30, 8:00 pm
Lee Ann Brown & Buck Downs
@ Bridge Street Books
Lee Ann Brown's poetry collection In the Laurels, Caught received the 2012 Fence Modern Poets Series Award. She is also the author of Polyverse, The Sleep That Changed Everything, as well as collaborative projects such as "The 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time" with Tony Torn, and Bagatelles for Cornell with Karen Randall. She is the founder of the award-winning independent poetry press, Tender Buttons, co-founder of The French Broad Institute (of Time & the River), and associate Professor of English at St. John's University. Brown multiplies her time between New York City and Marshall, North Carolina and performs her poems internationally.

Buck Downs's latest collection is The Assorted Books of Buck Downs. He is the Poetry Editor for Boog City, an art & literature tabloid, and writes a weekly poetry column for the Pink Line, an online arts calendar.


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.