Sunday, September 20, 3:00 p.m.
Cynthia Arrieu-King, Martine Bellen & Magus Magnus
@ DC Arts Center

Cynthia Arrieu-King is an associate professor of creative writing at Stockton University and a former Kundiman fellow. Her books include People are Tiny in Paintings of China (Octopus 2010) and Manifest, selected by Harryette Mullen for the Gatewood Prize (Switchback Books 2013). In December 2015, her collaborative full length book written with the late Hillary Gravendyk will be released by 1913 Press.

Martine Bellen ( is the author of nine collections of poetry, including This Amazing Cage of Light: New and Selected (Spuyten Duyvil Press); The Vulnerability of Order (Copper Canyon Press); and Tales of Murasaki (Sun & Moon Press), which was a winner of the National Poetry Series. She has written the libretto for Ovidiana (composer: Greenbaum), Ah! Opera No-Opera (with David Rosenboom), which premiered at REDCAT ( and Moon in the Mirror (co-librettist: Zhang Er and composer: Stephen Dembski). Bellen has received numerous grants, including one from the New York Foundation for the Arts and a residency in Bellagio, Italy from the Rockefeller Foundation. Bellen is a contributing editor of the literary journal Conjunctions.

Magus Magnus' books include The Re-echoes (Furniture Books Press), Idylls for a Bare Stage (twentythreebooks),Heraclitean Pride (Furniture Books Press) and Verb Sap (Narrow House). Several poems and an Idyll appear in the latest two editions of Pearson Longman’s English anthology textbook, Literature. Forthcoming this fall from Furniture Press Books is a chapbook publication of eckClogs, the text of a sound installation for outdoor speakers, written and performed in collaboration with Tony Mancus, Casey Smith, and Gowri Koneswaran.


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