Sunday, June 17, 3:00 p.m.
Cross Davis, Katty Goodkin, & Travis Macdonald
@ DC Arts Center

Teri Cross Davis is the author of Haint, published by Gival Press and winner of the 2017 Ohioana Book Award for Poetry. She is a Cave Canem fellow and has attended the Soul Mountain Writer’s Retreat, the Virginia Center for Creative Arts and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. She is on the Advisory Council of Split This Rock (a biennial poetry festival in Washington DC), a semi-finalist judge for the National Endowment for the Arts Poetry Out Loud and a member of the Black Ladies Brunch Collective. Her work has been published in many anthologies including: Bum Rush The Page: A Def Poetry Jam, Gathering Ground: A Reader Celebrating Cave Canem's First Decade, Growing Up Girl, Full Moon on K Street: Poems About Washington, DC,Check the Rhyme: An Anthology of Female Poets & Emcees, The Golden Shovel Anthology: New Poems Honoring Gwendolyn Brooks and Not Without Our Laughter: poems of joy, humor, and sexuality. Her work can be read in the following journals: ArLiJo, Beltway Poetry Quarterly, Delaware Poetry Review, Fledging Rag, Gargoyle, Harvard Review, Natural Bridge, North American Review, MiPOesias, Poet Lore, Tin House, Torch, and Sligo Journal. She is the Poetry Coordinator for the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington D.C. and lives in Maryland with her husband, poet Hayes Davis and their two children.

Kathy Goodkin is the author of Sleep Paralysis (dancing girl press), an editor for Gazing Grain Press, a teaching artist for the Loft, and a manuscript consultant for the North Carolina Writers' Network. Her poems and criticism appear widely in journals such as Field, Denver Quarterly, RHINO, Redivider, The Volta, and elsewhere. She has taught creative writing, literature, and composition in a wide range of community and academic settings, including universities, community colleges, and maximum security prisons. She lives in North Carolina/online at

Travis Macdonald is the author of two full-length books of procedural poetry – The O Mission Repo [vol.1] (Fact-Simile) and N7ostradamus (BlazeVox) – as well as several chapbooks. In his spare time, he co-edits Fact-Simile Editions ( with his wife JenMarie. In 2014, Travis was the recipient of a Pew Fellowship in the Arts for Literature.



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