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DC I MISS YOU REAL BAD: Mancus, Karl, Wong & Davis This Sun at In Your Ear

In Santa Fe right now. But if I could be here I would.

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@ District of Columbia Arts Center
3:00PM, May 20, 2012


Please join the In Your Ear Reading Series for a reading by Jordan
Davis, Steven Karl, Angela Veronica Wong, and Tony Mancus at 3PM on
Sunday, May 20, 2012.

JORDAN DAVIS is Poetry Editor of The Nation. His poems and prose have appeared in Poetry, Boston Review, Chicago Review, and American Poetry Review. His books include A Little Gold Book, Million Poems Journal, From Orange to Pink, and POD | Poems on Demand. He divides his time between New York and southeastern Ohio.

STEVEN KARL is the author of the chapbooks, State(s) of Flux, a
collaboration with Joseph Lappie (Peptic Robot Press, 2009)
(Ir)Rational Animals (Flying Guillotine Press, 2010) emissions/ of
(H_NGM_N, 2011) and with Angela Veronica Wong, Don’t Try This On Your Piano or am i standing here with my hair down (Lame House Press, 2012). His poems have recently appeared in or are forthcoming from Forklift, Ohio, We Are So Happy To Know Something, and Everyday Genius. That’s a Unique Online Journal. He is the poetry editor of Sink Review and a news editor for Coldfront Magazine. He lives in New York.

ANGELA VERONICA WONG is the author of a full-length collection of
poems entitled how to survive a hotel fire (Coconut Books 2012) as
well as several chapbooks of poems. She lives in Manhattan and on the
internet at

TONY MANCUS is co-founder of Flying Guillotine Press. He has two
chapbooks coming out this year – Bye Land with Greying Ghost and Bye
Sea with Ghost Ocean. He works as a test writer and a writing
instructor and lives in Rosslyn with his wife Shannon and their two

Admission is $5.00.

District of Columbia Arts Center is located at 2438 18th Street NW in
Adams Morgan, Washington, DC, between the Dupont Circle and Woodley Park metro stations. For directions, see the DCAC web site at


The photo above is from Steven and Angela’s new chap, which is sitting facedown open style on my shelf getting read as a good break between things:]

And acknowledging distance between your body and the earth seems like a bad idea. And the balancing is the part I could never master, the looking forward, the soft placement of feet, one in front of the other. And to advance, no matter how slow the advancing.


No matter how slow the advancing it remains upon us.

An army of ant legs so prodigious it appears as art.

Your face in mind. Eyes’ blinked I believe out of belation.

There’s a guitar in the kitchen. Then you were weren’t.

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Joe Hall is the author of five books of poetry, including Someone's Utopia (2018) and Fugue & Strike (forthcoming). His poems, reviews, and scholarship have appeared in Poetry Daily, The Academy of American Poets Poem-A-Day, Postcolonial Studies, Peach Mag,, PEN America Blog, Poetry Northwest, Ethel Zine, Gulf Coast, Best Buds! Collective, and Eighteenth-Century Fiction. He has taught poetry workshops for teachers, teens, and workers through Just Buffalo and the WNYCOSH Worker Center.

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