Sunday, January 20, 3:00 p.m.
Barbara Henning, Maureen Owen, Terence Winch & Erika Howsare
@ DC Arts Center

Barbara Henning is the author of four novels, seven collections of poetry, four chapbooks and a series of photo-poem pamphlets. Lewis Warsh published her first book of poems with United Artists, Smoking in the Twilight Bar (1988).  Subsequent poetry collections include: A Day Like Today (Negative Capability 2015), A Swift Passage (Quale Press), Cities and Memory (Chax Press), My Autobiography (United Artists), Detective Sentences (Spuyten Duyvil), Love Makes Thinking Dark (United Artists).  She is also the author of four novels, most recently, Just Like That (Spuyten Duyvil, 2018), Thirty Miles to Rosebud, You Me and the Insects, and Black Lace. Between 2003 and 2014, she published limited editions of a series of artist pamphlets (16), combining photography and poetry.  Poems from her current poetic project Digigrams have been published in several journals, including Dispatches, Talisman, The Brooklyn Rail, Journal of Poetics Research, Posit and Recluse. More info

Maureen Owen, former editor and chief of Telephone Magazine and Telephone Books, currently lives in Denver, Colorado. She is the author of eleven books of poetry, most recently Edges of Waterfrom Chax Press. Her titleErosion’s Pullfrom Coffee House Press was a finalist for the Colorado Book Award and the Balcones Poetry Prize. Her collection American Rush: Selected Poemswas a finalist for the L.A. Times Book Prize and her work AE(Amelia Earhart)was a recipient of the prestigious Before Columbus American Book Award. She has most recently published work in Dispatches,Positive Magnets #5, Resist much/Obey Little, The Denver Quarterly, Vanitas, New American Writing,and Bombay Gin.An instructor of numerous workshops and classes in poetry and book production, her awards include grants from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, the Fund for Poetryand a Poetry Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. She has taught at Naropa University, both on campus and in the low-residency MFA Creative Writing Program,and served as editor-in-chief of Naropa’s on-line zine not enough night. She can be found reading her work on the PennSound website. More info at

Terence Winch's work is included in more than 40 anthologies, including The Oxford Book of American Poetry and five Best American Poetry collections. His poems are also to be found in Poetry 180: A Turning Back to Poetry (Random House); The Book of Irish American Poetry from the 18th Century to the Present (Notre Dame); Saints of Hysteria: A Half-Century of Collaborative American Poetry (Soft Skull);  Great American Prose Poems: From Poe to the Present (Scribner's); Poetry Daily: 366 Poems from the World's Most Popular Poetry Website(Sourcebooks); and From Totems to Hip-Hop: A Multicultural Anthology of Poetry Across the Americas(Thunder's Mouth). In addition to an American Book Award and the Columbia Book Award, Terence Winch has also received a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in poetry, as well as grants from the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, the Maryland State Arts Council, and the Fund for Poetry. He is also the winner of a Gertrude Stein Award for Innovative Writing. In May of 2014, he was graduate commencement speaker at Madison Square Garden for his alma mater, Iona College, at which event he was awarded an honorary doctorate.

Erika Howsare is a Virginia-based poet whose second book, How Is Travel a Folded Form?, was published in 2018 by Saddle Road Press. Previously, with Kate Schapira, she authored FILL: A Collection, a book-length meditation on waste which appeared in 2016. She's also published several chapbooks, and she served as a co-editor at Horse Less Press for eleven years. Her poetry appears in Fence, Verse, Denver Quarterly, and others, and recent prose has been published at The Rumpus, The Millions, and Taproot. She blogs at


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