Sunday, May 13, 6:00 pm
Donato Mancini & Mark Francis Johnson
@ DC Arts Center

Mark Francis Johnson lives in Philadelphia, where he sells antiquarian books and rare records out of his small shop, Hiding Place. Recent publications include Treatise on Luck (Gauss PDF, 2017), Can of Human Heat (Golias Books, 2017), and How to Flit (Roof Books, 2018).

Donato Mancini makes visual and procedural poetry, bookworks, and visual art. His books and chapbooks include Snowline (2015), Loitersack (2014) Buffet World (2011), fact ‘n’ value (2011), Hell Passport no.22 (2008), Æthel (2007), 58 Free Coffees (2006), and Ligatures (2005). Mancini‘s most recent full-length book, same diff (2017), has just been nominated for the prestigious Griffin Prize. Mancini’s published critical writing includes work on the archive, time, and memory in Anamnesia: Unforgetting (2011), a discourse analysis of poetry reviews in You Must Work Harder to Write Poetry of Excellence (2012), and a book of poetics, Loitersack (2014). He holds a Ph.d. in English from the University of British Columbia. Currently he is a post-doctoral fellow at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore.


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.