Sunday, December 19, 3:00 p.m.
Richard Deming, Nancy Kuhl and Magus Magnus
@ in your ear @ DCAC
We hope you'll join us this Sunday, December 19 at 3pm for the monthly In Your Ear poetry reading at the District of Columbia Arts Center. This Sunday we are pleased to host NANCY KUHL, RICHARD DEMMING and MAGUS MAGNUS.

Nancy Kuhl's chapbook, In the Arbor, was winner of the Wick Poetry Chapbook Prize and was published by Kent State University Press. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Verse, Fence, Phoebe, The Connecticut Review, Puerto del Sol, Cream City Review, The Journal, and other magazines. Her manuscript, The Wife of the Left Hand, was finalist for last year's National Poetry Series book contest, the Verse Prize from Verse Press, the Tupelo Press First Book Award, theUniversity of Georgia Press Poetry Series prize, and the AWP/Donald Hall Award for Poetry. She is co-editor of Phylum Press (, an independent publisher of innovative poetry. She is the Assistant Curator of the Yale Collection of American Literature at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University.

Richard Deming is a poet and critic whose poems have appeared in Field, Sulfur, Mirage Period(ical) #4, Quarter After Eight, Indiana Review, Word for Word and other magazines, as well as in the anthology Great American Prose Poems: From Poe to the Present, edited by David Lehman. He is the author of Somewhere Hereabouts, published in the A.bacus series by Potes and Poets Press. Currently he is a lecturer for the English Department at Yale University. A conversation between Deming and Roberto Tejada on poetics is available as part of the Rust Talks series at

After Heraclitean Pride, Magus Magnus bounced towards another extreme: farce, with a commedia dell'arte-based play, Harlequin, Again!: or, H,A! (recently having had a staged reading at the Kennedy Center's Page-to-Stage Festival), and his novel, A Sexual Congress, which brought him to the D.C. area. He is currently entering into a Golem project involving the multifariously-interpreted Jewish legend of the Prague ghetto, as well as gathering materials for a poetic work intended to re-engage with certain aesthetic concerns related to those gripping the DCpoets group generally, titled Verb Sap. Earliest engagement of the same generated a book of poetry, Little Puddles (published in 1993): within his body of work -- consisting of novels, plays, essays, and poetry --each particular work has its form dictated by the contents of its initial inspiration, each its own genre then, sui generis, while the body of work as a whole points to a definite individual approach. Magus Magnus lives in Alexandria, Virginia, with his wife Manya Magnus, an epidemiologist at George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services, and their daughter Hero, 4-1/2 years old.


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