Sunday, September 23, 6:00 p.m.
Lauren Levin, Sara Marron, and Oki Sogumi
@ Bridge Street Books

Lauren Levin is the author of The Braid (Krupskaya, 2016) and Justice Piece // Transmission (forthcoming, Timeless, Infinite Light 2018). Lauren is currently a columnist at SFMoma's arts and culture platform Open Space and from 2011-2014, co-edited the Poetic Labor Project. Lauren is from New Orleans and lives in Richmond, CA.

Sara Cahill Marron is a Virginia-born poet and student of the law. Her book Reason's for the Long Tu'm is just out from Broadstone Books. Her poetry has been featured in various online and print poetry journals such as Dark Matter, Chagrin River Review, Gravel, The Write Launch, Foliate Oak, The Hamilton Stone Review, Joey and the Black Boots, and others. She holds a master’s degree in English from St. John’s University and is working towards a juris doctorate at George Washington University Law School.

Oki Sogumi was born in Seoul, South Korea as military dictatorship ended and currently lives in Philadelphia. She is writing a speculative novella about political friendship, and has a prose poetry book forthcoming from Skeleton Man Press in Fall 2018.   


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.