Sunday, May 12, 6:00 p.m.
Jean Day, Tina Darragh & Alan Bernheimer
@ Bridge Street Books

Alan Bernheimer’s new book is From Nature, just out from Cuneiform-- recent work has appeared at Across the Margin, SFMOMA’s Open Space and in The Equalizer, The Delineator, and Hambone. The Spoonlight Institute was published by Adventures in Poetry in 2009. Born and raised in Manhattan, he has lived in the Bay Area since the 1970s.  His translation of Philippe Soupault’s memoir, Lost Profiles: Memoirs of Cubism, Dada, and Surrealism, was published by City Lights in 2016.

Tina Darragh started writing poetry in college and upon graduation became part of the Mass Transit open reading series at Washington, DC’s Community Book Store from 1973-1974. Darragh was included in many of the L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E poetry journals and anthologies, and has continued to approach writing as a collaborative process with other poets and with the reader. Her books include Striking Resemblance and a(gain)2 st the odds. Darragh’s book on the corner to off the corner was translated into French by Olivier Brossard and Béatrice Trotignon as de coin à corner. Her latest project is “mutant solidarities.”

Jean Day has published six books of poetry and several chapbooks, among them THE TRIUMPH OF LIFE (Insurance Editions, 2018), DAYDREAM (Litmus 2017), Early Bird (O'Clock, 2014), and Enthusiasm (Adventures in Poetry, 2006). Her work has also appeared in numerous anthologies, including Nineteen Lines: A Drawing Center Writing Anthology (Roof, 2007), Best American Poems 2004 (Scribner, 2004), Moving Borders: Three Decades of Innovative Writing by Women (Talisman House, 1998), and In the American Tree (National Poetry Foundation, 1986, reprinted 2002). She lives in Berkeley, where she works as managing editor of Representations, an interdisciplinary humanities journal published by the University of California Press. 


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.