DC Poet Project
Part of the Atlas INTERSECTIONS Festival 2018
Performance begins at 7:00pm.
The DC Poet Project at Intersections presented by Day Eight
Join five exceptional poets for a poetry reading inspired by the memory of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the fiftieth anniversary of his 1968 assassination. Dr. King’s celebrated role in the non-violent movement for justice and equality, and the impact of his assassination on our city, and the lives of many, bring us together in reflection and storytelling, in his honor.
Gregory Luce is the author of four books of poetry, most recently Tile (Finishing Line Press, 2017.) His poems have appeared in numerous anthologies and magazines, including Broadkill Review, Delphi Quarterly, and Little Patuxent Review, and he is the 2014 winner of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities Larry Neal Award
Alan King is the author of Point Blank (Silver Birch Press, 2016) and Drift (Willow Books, 2012). A Caribbean American, he was a Cave Canem graduate fellow, and is a three-time Pushcart Prize nominee.
Marlena Chertock is the author of Crumb-sized (Unnamed Press, 2017) and On That One-Way Trip to Mars (Bottlecap Press, 2016). She serves as the poetry editor at District Lit, and her poetry and prose has appeared or is forthcoming in Breath & Shadow, The Deaf Poets Society, The Fem, Paper Darts and Wordgathering.
Joseph Ross is the author of Ache (2017), Gospel of Dust (2013) and Meeting Bone Man (2012). He won the 2012 Pratt Library/ Little Patuxent Review Poetry Prize, and teaches English and Creative Writing at Gonzaga College High School in Washington, D.C.
Naomi Thiers is the author of Only the Raw Hands Are Heaven (Washington Writers’ Publishing House, 1993). Her poetry, fiction, and essays have been published in many magazines, including Virginia Quarterly Review, Colorado Review, Poet Lore, Antietam Review, and Pacific Review.
The mission of Day Eight is to empower individuals and communities to participate in the arts through the production, publication, and promotion of creative projects. Learn more about Day Eight at www.DayEight.org.
Suitable for all ages.
About Day Eight
The DC Poet Project is produced by Day Eight in partnership with the DC Public Library, Upshur Street Books, Brink Media, and American Poetry Museum, and through the support of individual donors and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.