Monday, July 31, 2006


From Kim Roberts:

Sunday, August 20 at 4:00 pm

Part of the Sunday Kind of Love Reading Series: featuring poets from Beltway Poetry Quarterly's DC Places Issue, Belle Waring, Kenneth Carroll, Andrea Wyatt, Brian Gilmore, and Terence Winch. Followed by an open mic (please bring place poems about Washington DC by yourself or others). Hosted by Sarah Browning.

Free. Busboys & Poets, 14th & V Streets NW, U Street/Cardozo neighborhood, DC. (202) 387-POET.

The DC Places issue showcases 52 authors whose poems name specific sites in the city (streets, neighborhoods, parks, monuments, buildings), along with an interactive map. Edited by Kim Roberts and Andrea Carter Brown, the DC Places Issue is available for free.

About the featured authors:

Kenneth Carroll is a native Washingtonian. He is the author of a book of poems, So What! For the White Dude Who Said This Ain't Poetry (The Bunny and the Crocodile Press, 1997). Carroll is the DC Site Coordinator for WritersCorps, an arts and social service program founded by the NEA and AmeriCorps that was honored in 1999 by the national Coming Up Taller Awards. He is the past president of the African American Writers Guild, served on the board of directors of the Poetry Committee of Greater Washington, and was a founding member of the 8Rock Writers Collective.

Brian Gilmore is the author of two books of poems: Elvis Presley is alive and well and living in Harlem (Third World Press, 1992), and Jungle Nights & Soda Fountain Rags (Karibu Books, 1999). He was born and raised in Washington, DC.

Belle Waring is the author of two poetry collections: Refuge (University of Pittsburgh Press, 1990), which won the Associated Writing Programs' Award in 1989 and was cited by Publishers Weekly as one of the best books of 1990; and Dark Blonde (Sarabande Books, 1997), which won the Larry Levis Prize in 1998.

Terence Winch's most recent book is That Special Place: New World Irish Stories, a collection of non-fiction pieces growing out of his life as a musician. He is also the author of three books of poems, The Drift of Things (The Figures, 2001), The Great Indoors (Story Line Press, 1995, winner of the Columbia Book Award), and Irish Musicians/American Friends (Coffee House Press, 1985, winner of an American Book Award), and a book of short fiction, Contenders. He has been the recipient of a poetry grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Also a musician and songwriter, Winch recorded three albums, all featuring his compositions, with Celtic Thunder, an Irish band he co-founded in 1977.

Andrea Wyatt was born in Brooklyn and now lives in Washington, DC with her husband, bookseller Lansing Sexton. She works at the University of the District of Columbia. Her books of poems include Three Rooms (Oyez Press, 1970), Poems of the Morning, Poems of the Storm (Oyez Press, 1973), Founding Fathers: Book One (LLanfair Press, 1976), The Movies (Jawbone Press, 1977), Jurassic Night (White Dot Press, 1980), and Baseball Nights (Renaissance Press, 1984). She is coeditor of Selected Poems by Larry Eigner (Oyez Press, 1972), Collected Poems by Max Douglas (White Dot Press, 1978), and The Brooklyn Reader (Random House/Harmony, 1994).

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