These are the archives of the now defunct
Capitol Hill Reading Series that was held
at Riverby Books on Capitol Hill.




October 19th 2010
Mary Ann Larkin read from her new book of poems.

A PDF of the
flyer from
this reading.




November 16th 2010
Michael Gushue read
from his new book
of poems,
(Souvenir Spoon Books)



Dec. 21st 2010

Reading for
The Winter Solstice
Poems on Light, Darkening Days
and Winter Wonders

PDF of the flyer for this reading.


Jan. 18, 2011
On Mathematics, Formulas, Fillings, Fruitfullness & Crusty Subjects

A Poetry Reading & Pie Tasting

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Feb. 15, 2011
Holly Karapetkova

2010 Washington Writers Publishing House Prize
Reading from her book
Words We Might One Day Say.




March 15, 2011
Kim Roberts
2009 Pearl Poetry Prize Winner
Reading from her new book Animal Magnetism.

"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

April 19
, 2011
Cliff Bernier
& Judith Valente

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

Tuesday, May. 17, 2011
Lament for
the Makers
An International
Reading from the
Work of Departed Poets

Our Annual Reading from
the work of International Poets.

Readers: Sarah Browning,
Carmen Calatayud, Michael Gushue, Paul Hopper & Dan Vera

Don't miss this stunning reading! POSTER (PDF)

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.

Tuesday, June. 21, 2011

Dog Days 7
Canis Lupus Familiaris

Don't miss one of our longest running and most popular annual readings!

Our Annual Dog Poetry Reading!

PDF poster here.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Maureen Thorsen

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 CorpseHotel AmerikaThe 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.



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