Sunday, November 24, 6:00 p.m.
Ben Doller, Sandra Doller & Buck Downs
@ Bridge Street Books

Ben Doller's most recent book of poems is Fauxhawk from Wesleyan University Press. Doller is Associate Professor of Writing at the University of California-San Diego. His previous books include Dead Ahead, FAQ:, and Radio, Radio, and two collaborative books with Sandra Doller: The Sonneteers (poems) and The Yesterday Project (essays).

Sandra Doller is currently writing about not writing. Her most recent books are Leave Your Body Behind and The Yesterday Project. Doller is Associate Professor of Literature, Writing, and Film Studies at California State University-San Marcos, and the founding editor of 1913 Press. With a background in performance, Doller is the author of several books of poems, plays, translations, and other manner of text.

A native of Jones County, Miss., Buck's latest book is Blank Nightingale; Edge Books published his Tachycardia in 2015, and a selected poems, Unintended Empire, was published by Furniture Press Books in 2017. For many years he has shared his poetry through a series of postcards and other author-published ephemera. 


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.