Sunday, April 17, 3:00 p.m.
Ryan Walker, Casey Smith & TBA
@ DC Arts Center
Casey Smith is a poet and print-culture historian currently living and working in Mount Pleasant, District of Columbia. Some of his publications in the past year include "Opulent Stone Moccasins" in the "Publishing the Unpublishable" series for ubu editions; a letterpress broadside, "Gentle Flames," printed by Jim Wilder at the Wild Apple Press; a poem, "Research," in Bill Newman's exhibition catalogue, "Ourobouros"; and a couple of poems in "Phoebe." He learns from his students and colleagues at the Corcoran College of Art + Design.

What can be said about the life and poetry of Ryan Walker that hasn't already been said? Ryan immigrated to Washington on October 20, 1999. At first, he lived in a big empty house his stepsister rented to him for $250/month. This was a temporary arrangement before settlement. On November 20, Ryan moved into a basement apartment in Adams Morgan, just steps from the Columbia Ave Safeway. At the time, people anticipated Y2K problems and New Year's Eve. Ryan rung in the new millenium watching fireworks near the mall, or in the cab on the way to the mall, I can't remember which. He didn't see U2. He has lived in Washington ever since.


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