Joshua Weiner and Joe Davis read from their poetry. Also includes open mic and literary trivia quiz.
Joshua Weiner is the author of three books of poetry, including The Figure of a Man Being Swallowed by a Fish. He is also the editor of At the Barriers: On the Poetry of Thom Gunn (all from Chicago). A book of prose, Berlin Notebook, reporting about the refugee crisis (LARB) came out in 2016, and the chapbook, Everything I Do I Do Good: Trumpoems (Dispatches from the Poetry Wars) in 2018. A recipient of Whiting, Guggenheim, Amy Lowell, and Rome Prize fellowships, he teaches at University of Maryland, and lives with his family in Washington D.C.
Joseph A. Davis got a Ph.D. in English in 1975, but has been successfully rehabilitated. He has worked for 40 years as an environmental journalist. He really got involved with poetry in mid-life when he realized you only have to let the soft animal of your imagination love what it loves. He has published in a few journals, but what he really likes is reading to audiences like this one. He once read with a saxophonist playing as a sonic partner.