Tuesday, June 19, 2007


The Chapbook Comes Into Its Own


Please join us for July's Sunday Kind of Love as we celebrate four wonderful poets with new chapbooks, the short-form poetry collection. (Then stick around afterward for the launch party for my first collection, Whiskey in the Garden of Eden, at 6. Details coming soon.)

Hope to see you in July!

Here's the Sunday Kind of Skinny:

Sunday Kind of Love: Celebrating the Poetry Chapbook
With E. Louise Beach, Michael Gushue, Alan King, and Melissa Tuckey

Sunday, July 15, 4-6 pm
Followed by an open mic
Hosted by Sarah Browning of DC Poets Against the War and Regie Cabico of Sol & Soul.

Busboys & Poets
14th & V Streets, NW
Washington, DC
U Street/Cardozo on the Metro green line
Wheelchair accessible
Free and open to the public
For more info: 202-387-POET, womenarts2 (at) aol (dot) com

E. Louise Beach is a teacher of languages and literature. Her first chapbook of poems, Blue Skies, was published by Finishing Line Press in December 2006. Her poetry has appeared, or is forthcoming, in Big City Lit, The Bitter Oleander, descant, Ellipsis, Poem, The Spoon River Poetry Review, Wisconsin Review, and elsewhere. Read poems here: http://www.authormark.com/article_690.shtml.

Michael Gushue is poetry editor for the Washington Spark, co-coordinates the Brookland Poetry Series, and co-runs Vrzhu Press (www.vrzhu.com), a small press dedicated to publishing great poetry as beautiful books. His poems have appeared in many journals, including Indiana Review, Hotel Amerika, Redivider, Third Coast, and Beltway Poetry Quarterly. His chapbook, Gathering Down Women, is available from Pudding House Press. Read poems here: http://washingtonart.com/beltway/gushue.html

Alan King has been published in Warpland: A Journal of Black Literature & Ideas, When Words Become Flesh: An Anthology of New Generation Poetry, Taboo Haiku, and The Hurricane Katrina Haiku Anthology, among others. He is the author of his self-published chapbooks, Transfer and The Music We Are, which is also the title of his full-length manuscript. Read poems here: http://myspace.com/alanking81

Melissa Tuckey is an activist, poet, and teacher. Her poems have been published in Beloit Poetry Journal, Painted Bride Quarterly, Poet Lore, Southeast Review, and others. Her chapbook Rope as Witness is published by Pudding House Publications. She's the Events Coordinator for DC Poets Against the War (www.dcpaw.org) and teaches writing at George Mason University. Read a poem here: http://www.versedaily.org/2007/hegelslaundry.shtml and here: http://washingtonart.com/beltway/tuckey.html

Readings made possible in part by a grant from the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, a public agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

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