Sunday May 16, 2010
Featuring Aracelis Girmay
and David Gewanter
Busboys and Poets
14th & V St., NW
Hosted by Sarah Browning and Katy Richey
Co-Sponsored by Busboys and Poets and Split This Rock
Open mic at each event!
Admission free, donations encouraged
For more info: www.BusboysandPoets.com
Aracelis Girmay is the author of the poetry collection Teeth, for which she was named a Pan African Literary Fellow & recipient of the GLCA New Writers Award. Girmay's work has also been published in Callaloo, Ploughshares, & MiPoesias, among other journals. She teaches in Drew University's low-residency MFA program, DreamYard's Bronx Poetry Project, & will begin teaching at Hampshire College in September. Among the poets whose work is deeply teaching her are: Forugh Farrokhzad, Gwendolyn Brooks, Martín Espada, Nazim Hikmet, & Lucille Clifton.
David Gewanter is author of three books of poetry: In the Belly (1997), The Sleep of Reason (2003), and War Bird (Fall 2009) all published by the University of Chicago Press. His work appears in Threepenny Review, Poetry Magazine, Boston Review, TriQuarterly, New England Review, Fulcrum, Kenyon Review, Ploughshares, Tikkun, Slate.com, Harvard Review, PoetryMagazine.com, Crossroads, Boston Globe, Semicerchio (Italy), PMLA, and elsewhere. He is the recipient of a Witter Bynner fellowship, a Whiting Foundation Writer's award, and a Hopwood award. He teaches at Georgetown University and lives in DC.