Thursday, November 14, 8:00 pm
Bruce Andrews & P. Inman
@ Bridge Street Books

at Bridge Street Books presents


Bruce Andrews is an experimental poet, performance artist, literary theorist & a just-retired (after 38 years) left-wing professor of political science. Most recent of a dozen or so big books is last year's You Can't Have Everything... Where Would You Put It!, followed by a chapbook, Yessified (Sally's Edit) to help celebrate the December 2012 Andrews Symposium & expanded web archive. (Online at As Musical Director for Sally Silvers & Dancers, he has created sound designs and, in performance, live mixes of music & text for over two decades of performances. New projects involve aesthetic theorizing on the sublime, post-punk art-rock lyrics, designing a wiki-based group project (for poetry translation into German & Brazilian Portuguese), research on Alfred Hitchcock (for Sally's choreography), & archiving.

P. Inman grew up on Long Island. His publications include: Ocker (Tuumba Press, Berkeley); Red shift (Roof, New York); vel (O Books, Oakland); ad finitum (if p then q, Manchester, UK); and most recently per se (Burning Deck, Providence). written, 1976-2012 is forthcoming in late 2013 from if p then q. His work has been published in Ron Silliman's influential anthology of Language poetry In the American Tree (2001) as well as several other anthologies.


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.