Sunday, March 20, 3:00 p.m.
Susan Tichy, Justin Sirois and Jeremy Schmall
@ DC Arts Center
Susan Tichy's most recent book, Gallowglass (Ahsahta, 2010), takes its title from an Anglicized form of the Gaelic gal-óglac , a foreign soldier or mercenary. Her 2007 book, Bone Pagoda, is an extended meditation on Vietnam. Tichy's first book, The Hands in Exile (Random House, 1983), centered on time spent working on the Golan Heights, was selected for the National Poetry Series and also received the Eugene Kayden Award for Poetry. Her second book, A Smell of Burning Starts the Day (Wesleyan University Pr, 1988), resulted from research into human rights abuse in the Philippines. Her poems have appeared widely in the US and Britain, and have been recognized by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and numerous other awards. Since 1988 she has taught in the Graduate Writing Program at George Mason University. When not teaching, she lives in a ghost town in the Colorado Rockies.

Justin Sirois is a writer living in Baltimore, Maryland. His books include Secondary Sound (BlazeVOX, 2008), MLKNG SCKLS (Publishing Genius) and the novel Falcons on the Floor (forthcoming, Pub G.) written with Iraqi refugee Haneen Alshujairy. He also runs the Understanding Campaign with Haneen and co-directs Narrow House. Justin has received several individual Maryland State Art Council grants and a Baker "b" grant in 2010.

Jeremy Schmall is the founder and co-editor of AGRICULTURE READER, and author of the book of poems, JEREMY SCHMALL & THE CULT OF COMFORT (X-ing). His work has been published in PEN America, Columbia Poetry Review, The Laurel Review, Washington Square, and Forklift, Ohio. He lives in New York City.


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