Friday, June 12, 2009

Bill Berkson at Bridge Street this Sunday 6/14!


Sunday, June 14th, at 7 PM


Please join us for a reading to celebrate his latest book, Portrait and Dream: New & Selected Poems.

Bill Berkson was born in New York in 1939. A poet, critic, teacher, and sometime curator, he moved to Northern California in 1970 and during the next decade edited a series of little magazines and books under the Big Sky imprint. From 1984 to 2008 he was a professor of Liberal Arts at the San Francisco Art Institute. He is a corresponding editor for Art in America and has contributed reviews and essays to such other journals as Aperture, Artforum, Works on Paper and Modern Painters. His recent books of poetry include Gloria (in a deluxe limited edition with etchings by Alex Katz), Our Friends Will Pass Among You Silently, and Goods and Services. Other books include a collection of his criticism, The Sweet Singer of Modernism & Other Art Writings: 1985-2003; Sudden Address: Selected lectures 1981-2006; an epistolary collaboration with Bernadette Mayer entitled What’s Your Idea of a Good Time?: Interviews & Letters 1977-1985. His Portrait and Dream: New & Selected Poems appeared form Coffee House Press in April 2009. Berkson was the 2006 Distinguished Mellon Fellow at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and received the 2008 Goldie for Literature from the San Francisco Bay Guardian. He now lives in New York and San Francisco.

2814 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC

ph 202 965 5200

Bridge Street Books is located in Georgetown next to the Four Seasons Hotel, five blocks from the Foggy Bottom Metro Stop it.


The VELVET LOUNGE, Saturday June 20th
an international gathering of contemporary performance art, poetry, and music- $8, doors at 7pm, sets start at 8pm, 18+
Haley Dolan (Providence/DC) Justin Katko (Providence) Jow Lindsay (England) Nour Mobarak (Portland) Andrew Bucket (DC) Ryan Dobran (NYC) Joshua Strauss (Buffalo) Keston Sutherland (England) Mike Wallace-Hadrill (England) Adrian Parsons (DC) Chris Grier (DC)

DCAC, Sunday June 21st, 3 pm
Buck Downs reading 69 poems
from Black Peppermint

this is not that Cafe at The PHILLIPS COLLECTION
Thursday July 2nd, 5-830 PM
Lee Ann Brown, C.A. Conrad, Mel Nichols,
Jason Zuzga, Greta Byrum, Rod Smith, and others

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