Sunday, March 31, 7:00 p.m.
Franklin Bruno & Benjamin Friedlander
@ Bridge Street Books
Benjamin Friedlander is the author of One Hundred Etudes, new from Edge Books. His many other books of poetry and prose include The Missing Occasion of Saying Yes (2007), Simulcast: Four Experiments in Criticism (2004), and A Knot Is Not a Tangle (2000). He has also worked extensively as an editor, producing literary and scholarly journals and also books by Larry Eigner, Charles Olson, and Robert Creeley. Since 1999, Friedlander has taught American literature and poetics at the University of Maine.

Franklin Bruno is the author of The Accordian Repertoire, new from Edge Books, Policy Instrument (Lame House), and a critical monograph on Elvis Costello's Armed Forces (in Continuum's 33 1/3 series). His essays and reviews
have appeared in The Nation, The Believer and Village Voice, and online in Slate and Salon. As a songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, he has recorded and toured extensively, as the frontman of Nothing Painted Blue, as a solo artist, and currently with The Human Hearts.  He holds a doctorate in philosophy from UCLA, and has also taught at Northwestern University and Bard College. He lives and writes in Jackson Heights, New York.


Bridge Street Books is located 5 blocks from Foggy Bottom Metro, next to Four Seasons in Georgetown at the end of M street

open Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 9pm
Sunday: 12pm - 6pm
(202) 965-5200

In business for over twenty years, Bridge Street is one of a rare breed these days--a successful independent bookseller. It has what is certainly the best poetry section in Washington, well-stocked in alternative poetry and poetics as well as mainstream. Bridge Street also has extremely good selections in Philosophy, Politics, Cultural Theory, Women's Studies, Film, Music, and other areas. They also have a plethora of quality sale books.

Manager (& well-known poet!) Rod Smith has been organizing readings in the Washington Area since 1988 and has brought Rae Armantrout, Charles Bernstein, Lee Ann Brown, John Cage, Kevin Davies, Lyn Hejinian, Lisa Jarnot, Alice Notley, Tom Raworth, Lisa Robertson, Leslie Scalapino, Chris Stroffolino and many other important writers to DC.