Dec. 21st 2010
Jan. 18, 2011
A Poetry Reading & Pie Tasting
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Feb. 15, 2011
2010 Washington Writers Publishing House Prize
March 15, 2011
"In Animal Magnetism, Kim Roberts investigates, in language as rich, complex, and nuanced as the body itself, the unlit interiors of physical and emotional anatomy…While these poems are beautifully-made and sometimes funny or painful, they are also brimming with information…Here the narrator functions as a trained docent, leading the reader on a private tour of the wonders and curiosities that document the early explorations of medicine and anatomy, in which the inner workings of the human body were first opened to the human eye." —Debra Marquart
Cliff Bernier is the author of two poetry chapbooks, Dark Berries, available from Pudding House Publications, and Earth Suite, available from Finishing Line Press. In January 2010 he appeared on the National Public Radio show The Poet and the Poem from the Library of Congress. He has published in the Potomac Review, the Baltimore Review, the online journals Notjustair and Innisfree, and elsewhere, and is featured on a CD of poetry duets, Poetry in Black and White, as well as on two jazzpoetry CDs, Live at IOTA Club and Cafeand Live at Bistro Europa.
Judith Valente is an awarding-winning print and broadcast journalist, poet and essayist. Ms. Valente has a new full length book of poems just out entitled Discovering Moons, published by Virtual Artists Collective of Chicago.
"Valente has constructed an active, even frisky language, pulling into the poem references and allusions that tease our minds as they amplify the poem's subject and mood and landscape. We are engaged in a kind of rickrack stroll, enjoying the fulsome ride toward summation." Mary Oliver
Readers: Sarah Browning,
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Poets Honored: Fina de Calderón, P. K. Page, Stephen Morse, Avrom Sutzkever, Robert Dana, Lucille Clifton, Ai, William Neill, Peter Porter, Hoàng Cám, Rane Arroyo, David Chaloner, Judson Crews, Edoardo Sanguineti, Peter Seaton, Driek van Wissen, Leslie Scalapino, Peter Orlovsky, Andrei Voznesensky, José Albi, Allen Hoey, Jose Saramago, Tommy Tabermann, Roberto Piva, Pete Morgan, Tuli Kupferberg, Marilyn Buck, Edwin Morgan, George Hitchcock, Michael Burn, Michael Gizzi, A. Ayyappan, Alí Chumacero, Viola Fischerová, Ophelia Dimalanta, Carlos Edmundo de Ory, Bella Akhmadulina, Janine Pommy Vega, María Elena Walsh, Susana Chávez, Reynolds Price, Novica Tadic, R. F. Langley, Bo Carpelan, Victor Martinez, Andrée Chedid, John Ross, and Paul Violi.
PDF poster here.
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Maureen Thorson is a poet, publisher, and book designer living in Washington, D.C. She is the author of a number of chapbooks, including Mayport, which won the Poetry Society of America's National Chapbook Fellowship for 2006. Her poems can be found in many anthologies and journals, including the forthcoming Yale Anthology of Younger American Poets, Exquisite Corpse, Hotel Amerika, The Hat, and 6x6.
Maureen is the publisher and editor of Big Game Books, a small press dedicated to emerging poets. Big Game was named Washington's "Best Small Press" by the Washington City Paper in 2008.