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Stupid Full Sunday: Cheryl’s Gone & In Your Ear: Poetry from Fletcher, Fuhrman, Weiser, Gabbert, Salerno, Tonelli, Enzer

Sunday is a banner day for poetry in DC. Consume as much as you possibly can.  To keep you motivated Cheryl’s Gone will be 1/2 reading 1/2 houseparty at Stu’s (the owner of Big Bear). Free beer. Or bring your own beverage of choice. Ain’t no liquor laws gonna keep us down now.

Wade Fletcher, Joanna Fuhrman, Karen Weiser @ In Your Ear

3:00 – 5:00 PM

DCAC 2438 18th St NW

Wade Fletcher coordinates the Cheryl’s Gone reading series at Big Bear Cafe in D.C. and other book & music events around the area. His chapbook, Snitch Culture, was released as part of the annual e/chap kollektiv from dusie press in 2008; his new book, Conditions Which, is just out from Pied-a-terre.

Joanna Fuhrman
is the author of three collections published by Hanging Loose Press, most recently Moraine. Her new book, Pageant, has just been released by Alice James Books. She teaches creative writing at Rutgers University and in public schools. She will be coordinating the Wednesday night readings at the Poetry Project at Saint Mark’s Church for the fall 2010 season and is the poetry editor for Boog City.

Karen Weiser’s first full-length collection, To Light Out, has just been released from Ugly Duckling Presse. Her poems have appeared in The Poetry Project Newsletter, The Chicago Review, The Brooklyn Rail, The Canary, The Germ and The Hat. She is a doctoral candidate at the CUNY Graduate Center writing on early American novels, and lives in New York City.

Admission is $5, or become a DCAC member and get in free.

Elisa Gabbert, Chrises Salerno & Tonelli, & Julie Enzer @ Cheryl’s Gone

7:00 – 9:00 PM

Adjacent to Big Bear/Stu’s House

1710 1st St NW (just a few doors down from Big Bear)

We’ll have free beer and other fluids. There will also be signs up at Big Bear directing you where to go. Parking is  easy, if you drive.

Elisa Gabbert is the poetry editor of Absent and the author of Thanks for Sending the Engine (Kitchen Press) and The French Exit (Birds LLC). With Kathleen Rooney, she has co-authored several collaborative poetry collections, including Don’t ever stay the same; keep changing (Spooky Girlfriend Press) and That Tiny Insane Voluptuousness (Otoliths). Recent poems can be found in Denver Quarterly, The Laurel Review, Puerto del Sol, and Salt Hill.

Christopher Salerno is the author of “Whirligig,” and a new book, “Minimum Heroic,” selected by Dara Wier for the 2009 Mississippi Review Poetry Award. His poems can be found in journals such as The Denver Quarterly, Boston Review, Colorado Review, Jubilat, American Letters and Commentary, Black Warrior Review, Octopus, Free Verse, Asheville Poetry Review, and The Bedside Guide Anthology. He is co-curator of Raleigh’s So and So Series, and co-editor of So and So Magazine. Currently, he teaches Writing at North Carolina State University.

Chris Tonelli
co-curates The So and So Series and is the author of four chapbooks, most recently No Theater (Brave Men Press) and For People Who Like Gravity and Other People (Rope-A-Dope Press, forthcoming). His first full-length collection, The Trees Around, can be pre-ordered now from Birds, LLC, and new work can be found in The Laurel Review and Fou. He teaches at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, where he lives with his wife Allison and their son Miles.

Julie R. Enszer’s first book of poetry, Handmade Love, was published in 2010 by A Midsummer Night’s Press. A chapbook, Sisterhood, is forthcoming in summer 2010 from Seven Kitchens Press. She has her MFA from the University of Maryland and is working on a PhD in Women’s Studies. Her poetry has previously been published in Iris: A Journal About Women, Room of One’s Own, Long Shot, the Web Del Sol Review, and the Jewish Women’s Literary Annual. She is a regular book reviewer for the Lambda Book Report and Calyx.

Next Month:
June 17 – 8pm
Leslie Bumstead, Moriah Purdy, Steve Elliot, (& Music TBA)

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