Poetry Reading: Avante-garde Meets Traditiona

Georgetown Library

Poetry Reading: Avante-garde Meets Traditiona

Writing exercise included

This poetry reading focuses on bringing two creative directions together: Avante-garde and traditional poetry.

Reb Livingston, the avante-garde poet, is the author of Bombyonder (Bitter Cherry Books 2014), God Damsel (No Tell Books 2010), Your Ten Favorite Words (Coconut Books 2007), among other titles. Her work appears in literary magazines and anthologies such as The Best American Poetry 2006Devouring the GreenThe Rumpus Original Poetry Anthologyand From the Fishouse

Reb is a contributor to Queen Mob’s Teahouse and curates the Bibliomancy Oracle. She was the editor and publisher of No Tell Books.

Judith McCombs and Don Illich of the Federal Poets will represent traditional poetry. 

Judith McCombs' poems appear in Calyx, Measure; Nimrod (Neruda Award) Poetry Potomac Review (Poetry Prize), Prairie Schooner; on line in Innisfree Poetry Journal and Shenandoahliterary.org  (Graybeal-Gowen Prize 2012; and her fifth book, The Habit of Fire: Poems Selected & New. She has held NEH and Canadian Senior Fellowships, and in 2009 won Maryland State Arts Council’s highest Individual Poetry Award. She teaches at the Bethesda Writer's Center, is on the Spendid Wake Committee, helps edit for Word Works, and arranges a poetry series at Kensington Row Bookshop in Kensington, Md.

Donald Illich's work has appeared in journals such as Iowa ReviewLITNimrodPassages NorthRattleSixth FinchMemoir(and), and Cream City Review. He has been nominated four times for the Pushcart Prize and received a scholarship from the Nebraska Summer Writers Conference. He self-published a chapbook, Rocket Children, in 2012. He currently lives in Rockville, Md.