Sunday, October 15, 3:00 p.m.
Marty Cain, Tracy Dimond, Ranjani Murali, & Tommy Pico
@ DC Arts Center

Marty Cain is the author of Kids of the Black Hole (Trembling Pillow Press, 2017), a book-length poem, as well as, a digital supplement. His creative and critical writing appears in Fence, Boston Review, Jacket2, Tarpaulin Sky, Action Yes, and elsewhere. He holds an MFA from the University of Mississippi, and is currently pursuing a PhD at Cornell University, where he studies rural poetics. With his partner Kina Viola, he runs Garden-Door Press, a handmade micropress.

Tracy Dimond co-curates Ink Press Productions. A 2016 Baker Artist Award finalist, she is the author of three chapbooks: I WANT YOUR TAN (Ink Press 2015), Grind My Bones Into Glitter, Then Swim Through The Shimmer (NAP 2014), and Sorry I Wrote So Many Sad Poems Today (Ink Press 2013).

Ranjani Murali is a Chicago-based writer and artist. She received her MFA in Poetry from George Mason University in 2010. She currently teaches writing and literature at Harper College. She is the recipient of the Kay Evans Poetry Fellowship from the Vermont Studio Center. She also received the Fine Arts Work Center's Archie D. and Bertha H. Walker Foundation Scholarship in Nonfiction. Her poems, fiction, and translations have appeared in Phoebe, Word Riot, Eclectica, and a variety of acclaimed Indian journals and anthologies including Almost Island, Pratilipi, Vayavya, The Bombay Literary Magazine, and Helter Skelter. Ranjani won the Srinivas Rayaprol poetry prize in 2014, awarded annually by the Hyderabad University and the Rayaprol Trust in India to recognize talented new Indian poets writing in English. She is the author of Blind Screens (Almost Island, 2017). Her second manuscript won the The 'Great' Indian Poetry Collective's (GIPC's) Editor's Choice award and will be available next year.

Tommy "Teebs" Pico is author of the book-length poems IRL, Nature Poem, and Junk. Originally from the Viejas Indian reservation of the Kumeyaay nation, he currently lives in Brooklyn where he co-curates the reading series Poets With Attitude (PWA) with Morgan Parker, co-hosts the podcast Food 4 Thot, and is a contributing editor at Literary Hub. His myers-briggs is IDGAF.


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