Sunday, October 17, 7:00 p.m.
Doug Lang and Diane Ward
@ in your ear @ DCAC
We hope you'll us this Sunday, October 17 at 3pm for the monthly In Your Ear poetry reading at the District of Columbia Arts Center. This Sunday we are pleased to host DOUG LANG and DIANE WARD.

DOUG LANG is a Welsh writer who came to America In 1973 and has been teaching at the Corcoran College of Art and Design since January, 1976. He left school at 15 to help support his single parent family. He unloaded trucks in a supermarket yard, worked as a laborer in a steel mill, and so on, for ten years. After that, it was downhill all the way. He was awarded a scholarship to King's College, Cambridge when he was 25, but chose not to opt for the academic way. He lived on a Greek island. He got a job in television news with the BBC in London. He published novels and poetry and other stuff. Unfortunately, none of it was any good. A large collection of his inept and morbid writings will be published later this year. Undoubtedly it will be called The Flying Vegetables of the Apocalypse.

In Portraits and Maps (ML & NLF, Italy, 2002), DIANE WARD collaborates with installation artist Michael C. McMillen in an "ongoing search to find a visual/spiritual poetry." This search involves poetry, art, and translation. Small Press Traffic notes that, "Diane Ward owns and controls one of the distinctive voices in America. A page of hers is like an illuminated manuscript by Balzac, replete with colors, senses, sounds and smells that chronicle the domestic, noting its intersection with the large social sphere." Her books include Imaginary Movie (Potes & Poets), Human Ceiling, Relation and Never Without One, the latter three from Roof Books. Her work has appeared in Crayon, Conjunctions, How(ever), Big ALLIS, Raddle Moon, The World, and in the anthologies Out of Everywhere, Moving Borders, The Norton Anthology of Postmodern American Poetry and From the Other Side of the Century: A New American Poetry 1960-1990.

Location:

2438 18th Street in Adams Morgan
(south of Columbia Rd. on the west side of the street)
All readings are on third Sundays at 3 PM, Admission $5, FREE for DCAC members