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“Reston’s Used Book Shop, founded in 1978 by Restonians Sue Schram and Sue Wensell, known as “the Sues,” changed friendly hands in 1999. Current owners, Bud and Susan Burwell, continue the community tradition inspired by the original owners. Reston’s Used Book Shop is the place “Where Books and People Meet.”‘
Elizabeth Hazen is a poet and essayist whose work has appeared in Best American Poetry 2013, Southwest Review, The Threepenny Review, The Normal School, and other journals. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Yale and her master’s from The Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins. She teaches English at Calvert School in Baltimore, Maryland. Chaos Theories is her first book of poetry.Find out more »
Poet and jazz scholar, Reuben Jackson, will be reading his poetry (old and new) as part of the “Words out Loud” series in Glen Echo Park.
7300 MacArthur blvd (see below)
(parking lot on Oxford road)
Room 302, third floor, North Arcade Building
the entry is to the right of the neon POPCORN sign.
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In honor of National Poetry Month, Poet Rose Solari is teaching a one-session seminar, “Five Great Poems,” in which participants will read and discuss five poems by contemporary masters of the form: Tony Hoagland, Anne Sexton, Derek Walcott, Natasha Tretheway, and Stanley Plumly.
You can register here: https://www.politics-prose.com/class/five-great-contemporary-poems-1944Find out more »
“Grace’s gift for community-building is legendary, but her attention to poets and their work always feels deeply, preciously personal. Writers across the country have tales to tell of her offering the right word at the right time, and remark on her ability to inspire both those new to poetry and seasoned professionals with the power and beauty of the written word. What is most astonishing to me is how she built this role from scratch: while many other poets and mentors of her stature operate from a base of academic or other institutional support, Grace has carved an independent path out of her genuine and inspiring passion for poetry” — Rose Solari
As a part of the tribute, Katherine E. Young, former Poet Laureate of Arlington, will speak about the tradition and role of the Poet Laureate in our culture, and why Grace so beautifully suits the post. Reuben Jackson, a jazz schola
r and radio host as well as a poet, will talk about Grace’s groundbreaking work in getting poetry on the radio and Elizabeth Hazen, a young poet and one of many to have been mentored by Grace, will talk about Grace’s tremendous track record of supporting and nurturing other poets and Cavalieri herself will speak about, and share some of her work. (From GBF)
Order Grace’s Legacy Book (a collection of her poetry, prose, and plays) HEREFind out more »