Christina Daub co-founded The Plum Review, a national award winning poetry journal, started The Plum Writers' Retreats and The Plum Reading Series which featured Joseph Brodsky, Carolyn Forché, Mark Strand and many others. Recent poems appear in The Southampton Review as well as the anthologies Full Moon on K Street: Poems About Washington, DC, edited by Kim Roberts, 180 More: Extraordinary Poems for Every Day, and The Paradelle, both edited by Billy Collins. She is a recipient of a Young American Poet's award and her work has been translated into Russian, Italian and German. She has taught Poetry and Creative Writing in the English Department at George Washington University and in both the Maryland and Virginia Poets-in-the-Schools programs as well as to adults for many years at The Writer's Center. Her poem, “At the One Step,” received a 2017 Pushcart Prize nomination. She is currently translating the poetry of Blanca Wiethüchter.
Read my Interviews with
Mona Van Duyn
Nancy Naomi Carlson
(forthcoming in The Chronicle)
Four poems from the Spanish
of Blanca Wiethüchter
in the Arlington Literary Journal and Gival Press
Hear me read "One Step Down," a poem about the jazz bar by the same name that used to be on Pennsylvania Ave in D.C., and "Stillness," first published in The Southampton Review on "Jazzoetry,"
WPFW 89.3 FM, April 30, 2020.
A Poetry Reading by
Camille Dungy, Tina Chang, & Beth Ann Fennelly
Wednesday, March 11, 2020, 7:00
National Museum of Women in the Arts
Camille Dungy is the author of four collections of poetry including Trophic Cascade. She has written the essay collection Guidebook to Relative Strangers: Journeys into Race, Motherhood and History, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Dungy is the editor of the anthology Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry and several other anthologies, including From the Fishouse and Gathering Ground: A Reader Celebrating Cave Canem’s First Decade.
Tina Chang is the author of Hybrida, Half-Lit Houses, Of Gods & Strangers, and co-editor of the anthology Language for a New Century: Contemporary Poetry from the Middle East, Asia, and Beyond. Chang is the first woman to be named poet laureate of Brooklyn, New York.
Beth Ann Fennelly has crafted three books of poetry: Open House, Tender Hooks, and Unmentionables and three books of prose: Great With Child: Letters to a Young Mother, a collection of essays; and Heating & Cooling: 52 Micro-Memoirs, as well as a novel The Tilted World, co-authored with her husband Tom Franklin. Recently named Outstanding Teacher of the Year at the University of Mississippi, Fennelly is the state’s poet laureate.