Happy National Poetry Month! We are celebrating with a new issue of the journal. For local readers, don't miss the slate of events offered by the DC Public Library. Beltway Poetry Quarterly helped advise on these events, which include:
Four readings featuring local authors with recent book releases: Jody Bolz and Karl W. Carter (April 1); Rachel Adams, Jacqueline Jules and Lalita Noronha (April 8); Julie Enszer, Katherine Young and Dan Vera (April 17); and Dan Brady, Michael Gushue and Chloe Yelena Miller (April 23).
Two slide lectures by Dan Vera and Kim Roberts on DC Writers' Homes: the authors of Adams Morgan, Columbia Heights and Mount Pleasant (April 3) and the authors of Capitol Hill (April 22). A translation panel, co-hosted with DC-ALT, features Nancy Naomi Carlson, Barbara Goldberg and Robert Giron, with Yvette Neisser Moreno moderating (April 2).
And finally, a Tribute to Essex Hemphill, featuring Regie Cabico, Philip Clark, Wayson Jones, and Michelle Parkerson (April 19), and a Tribute to Sterling A. Brown, featuring E. Ethelbert Miller, Joanne Gabbin, and James Early (April 30). Admission for all these events is free; they take place at various library branches across the city. See the Poetry News page for more information!