Thursday, February 28, 7:00 p.m.
Jasmine Dreame Wagner, Bevil Townsend and Annie Finch
@ Trinidad, DC

It's a reading. In a house. Join us for a celebration of recent publications by Jasmine Dreame Wagner and Bevil Townsend--and to belatedly welcome poetry witch Annie Finch to the district.

Jasmine Dreame Wagner is an American writer, artist and musician. She is the author of On a Clear Day (Ahsahta Press), a collection of lyric essays and poems deemed "a capacious book of traveller's observations, cultural criticism, and quarter-life-crisis notes" by Stephanie Burt at The New Yorker and "a radical cultural anthropology of the wild time we're living in" by Iris Cushing at Hyperallergic. She is also the author of Rings (Kelsey Street Press) and six chapbooks. Wagner's work appears in American Letters and Commentary, Beloit Poetry Journal, BOMB Magazine, Colorado Review, Fence and Guernica. She is the recipient of an Artist Fellowship from the Connecticut Office of the Arts, an Emergency Grant from Foundation for Contemporary Arts and residencies from Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, Marble House Project, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and Villa Barr at Michigan Legacy Art Park. You can follow her @jasminedreame and at

Bevil Townsend, formerly published under the name Ellie Tipton, has written two books of poetry.  Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in the North American Review, Zone3, Forklift, Ohio, Best New Poets, and Pleiades among other places. Currently, she curates the In Your Ear  reading series at DCAC in Washington, DC. Her chapbook, “One Hell of a Woman,” was a 2018 Moonstone Chapbook Contest.

Annie Finch is the author or editor of more than twenty books of poetry and poetics, as well as prose writing on feminist spirituality. She is the founder of Five Directions Workshops and performs as Poetry Witch in Poetry Witch Ritual Poetic Theater. Her books of poetry include The Poetry Witch Book of Spells and Spells: New and Selected Poems (both from Wesleyan), Calendars (Tupelo Press) and the epic dramatic poem about abortion Among the Goddesses (Red Hen Press). Her books for poets and poetry lovers include A Poet's Craft: A Comprehensive Guide to Making and Sharing Your Poetry, Measure for Measure: An Anthology of Poetic Meters, and The Body of Poetry. Finch holds a BA from Yale and a Ph.D from Stanford and has taught and lectured widely. Her poetry has been performed at Carnegie Hall and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, installed in the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, and published in Poetry, Paris Review, The New York Times, and The Penguin Book of Twentieth-Century American Poetry.


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