Sunday, February 2, 6:00 p.m.
Lisa Robertson & Lindsay Bernal
@ Bridge Street Books

Lindsay Bernal’s first collection of poems, What It Doesn't Have to Do With (University of Georgia Press), was selected by Paul Guest as a winner of the 2017 National Poetry Series. Her poems have appeared in Blackbird, Conjunctions Online, Gulf Coast, Oversound, Tikkun, and other journals. Lindsay coordinates the Creative Writing Program and the Writers Here & Now reading series at the University of Maryland.

Lisa Robertson is a Canadian poet and essayist currently living in France. Her books include the newly published novel Baudelaire Fractal, and several volumes of poetry and prose a few of which are: The Weather, The Men, Lisa Robertson’s Magenta Soul Whip, and 3 Summers. In 2018, the Foundation for the Contemporary Arts in New York awarded her the inaugural C. D. Wright Award in Poetry. She has taught at Cambridge, Princeton, UC Berkeley, California College of the Arts, Piet Zwart Institute, Naropa’s Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, and American University of Paris, as well as holding research and residency positions at institutions across Canada, the U.S., and Europe.


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.