Saturday, September 8, 8:00 p.m.
Joseph Donahue, Zhang Er and Leonard Schwarz
@ Ruthless Grip
Another season of innovative poetry is on the way. Please join us on Saturday, September 8 at 7:30 p.m. at the Ruthless Grip Poetry Series at Washington Printmakers Gallery (1732 Connecticut Ave. NW, second floor, on Connecticut between R and S, several blocks north of the Dupont Circle Q Street Metro Station) for a reading by ZHANG ER, LEONARD SCHWARTZ, and JOSEPH DONAHUE. We're greatly looking forward to seeing you
at this fabulous season opener, and for all festivities afterwards!

ZHANG ER was born in Beijing, China and moved to the United States in 1986. Her writings have appeared in publications in Taiwan, China, and the American emigre community. The full lenghth collection of her work Seen, Unseen was published by QingHai publishing house of China in 1999. Her poems have also appeared in English in a number of American journals, including
The Five Fingers Review, Talisman, River City, First Intensity, Tinfish, The World and  Poetry New York. Her chapbooks in translation, Winter Garden (Goats and Compasses), Verses on Bird (Jensen/Daniels) and The Autumn of Gu Yao (Spuyten  Duyvil) were published in recent years. She currently lives in New York City.

LEONARD SCHWARTZ's most recent books are Words Before
The Articulate: New and Selected Poems and A Flicker At the Edge Of Things: Essays on Poetics. Recent work has appeared or is forthcoming in Conjunctions, Verse, Barrow Street, Fence and other journals. Schwartz has read from his work lately at conferences and festivals in Portugal, Turkey, Russia, France, Peru and Los Angeles.

JOSEPH DONAHUE is the author of World Well Broken and
Before Creation. Talisman House will be publishing Incidental Eclipse in spring 2002. He lived for many years in NYC, but these days hangs his hat in Durham, North Carolina.