Sunday, October 15, 3:00 p.m.
Jeff Derksen and Lytle Shaw
@ in your ear @ DCAC
like the rare and celebrated appearances of comets, eclipses, and planetary convergences, the ruthless grip and in your ear reading serieses are taking place back to back this weekend.  so after hearing elizabeth burns and jefferson hansen on saturday, be sure to pony up to the trough again sunday for readings by JEFF DERKSEN and LYTLE SHAW.

jeff derksen currently lives in vienna and occasionally takes trips back across the pond to the CUNY graduate center in new york city, where he is working on a fulbright fellowship.  a founding member of the kootenay school of writing in vancouver, jeff has engaged writing as a form of social praxis in a multinational context for nearly twenty years.  he is the author of _Down Time_ (1990) and _Dwell_ (1994), both from talonbooks. his work has been collected in such seminal anthologies as _the art of practice_ (potes & poets 1994) and _Writing Class: the KSW  anthology_.  he guest edited the controversial "Disgust and Overdetermination" issue of _Open Letter_.  he has also recently ventured into hypertext poetry, a sample of which can be found at

lytle shaw was kicking around the bay area poetry scene for several years before moving to new york city.  with emilie clark he edits _Shark_, a journal of contemporary poetics and visual arts.  they have also collaborated on several chapbooks and artist's books.  lytle's first perfect-bound book, _Cable Factory_, was recently published by atelos. his work has also appeared in jacket, poetics journal, the chicago review, arshile, idion, the transcendental friend, and lagniappe.  you can read a chapter from his dissertation on frank o'hara in jacket:

the in your ear readings take place sundays at 3pm at the d.c.a.c. black box theater, 18th street just south of columbia rd in adams morgan.  and as always, you can find out additional information about these and other upcoming readings at


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