April may be Poetry Month, it may also be the cruelest month. But February rolls onward with its steady stream of terrific D.C. poetry readings! This Sunday, February 18 at 3 p.m., the in your ear series at The DC Arts Center (2438 18th St. in Adams Morgan, near the corner of Columbia and 18th) is happy to receive a surprise visit from Minnesota-based JONATHAN BRANNEN and also welcome our old friends ETHAN FUGATE and SUSAN LANDERS back to town.
Jonathan Brannen is the author of fourteen books and chapbooks of poetry and visual literature. His most recent books are _Deaccessioned Landscapes_ (Chax Press, forthcoming, 2001) and _No Place To Fall_ (Sink Press, 1999). His poetry has appeared in more than a dozen anthologies and his short stories have appeared in Asylum Annual, Black Ice, Central Park, Fiction
International, Degenerative Prose: Writing Beyond Category (FC2/Black Ice Books, 1995) and elsewhere. His visual literature has been exhibited in Australia, Mexico, Japan, France and the United States.
Ethan Fugate grew up in North Carolina and earned an MFA in Creative Writing from George Mason University. After a stint working at the Smithsonian here in DC, Ethan and his portly beagle Coltrane moved to Brooklyn, where he is now, as Frank O'Hara once was, working at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. (tho Frank was no web production manager!) Ethan has also become increasingly active in the NYC reading scene, and his poems have appeared in Ixnay, The Washington Review, and The Portable Boog Reader.
Susan Landers' work has appeared recently in print in The Boog Reader, Tool, The Washington Review and online at theeastvillage.com, readme, and dcpoetry.com. Her current projects include two collaborations--a multi-media "box-book" with Chicago visual artist Regina Maniaci and a book-length collaborative poem "1,000 Insanities" with poets formerly known as DC poets. She works as an assistant editor at an internet consulting firm in Manhattan, and is available for speaking engagements on a variety of topics including hair wax, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Highland Cows.
Readings begin at 3:00pm. And you really have no excuse for not attending since the following day is a national holiday! For more information, see http://www.dcpoetry.com
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