Saturday, April 12, 2008


Poetry Event In Reston, VA on April 17th

DC Poets Against the War Kyle G. Dargan, Susan Tichy, and Melissa Tuckey will be featured at a unique event in Reston next week, the Greater Reston Art Center's Art with a Twist Program - part of their Conflict exhibit. Please join us. Details are below.

Art With a Twist

Thursday, April 17
7:30-9 pm
Greater Reston Art Center

DC Poets Against the War, Kyle G. Dargan, Susan Tichy, and Melissa Tuckey at Greater Reston Art Center's Art with a Twist Program as part of their "Conflict" exhibit. Cost is $15 for Greater Reston Arts Center members, $20 for non-members. Cost includes cocktails and appetizers from Clydes.

Kyle G. Dargan a member of the creative writing MFA faculty at American University in Washington, D.C. and founding editor of Post No Ills magazine. His debut collection of poems, The Listening, won the 2003 Cave Canem Prize, and his poems and non-fiction have appeared in publications such as Denver Quarterly, The Newark Star-Ledger, Ploughshares, and Shenandoah. Dargan has received fellowships to attend the Bucknell Seminar for Younger Poets and Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, as well as a scholarship to attend The Fine Arts Work Center. His second collection of poems, Bouquet of Hungers, was recently released by the University of Georgia press.

Susan Tichy is the author of Bone Pagoda, A Smell of Burning Starts the Day, and The Hands in Exile, a National Poetry Series volume. Her poems and mixed-genre works have appeared in the U.S. and Britain, and have been recognized by awards from the Eugene Kayden Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. She teaches in the Graduate Writing Program at George Mason University and also serves as Poetry Editor of Practice: New Writing + Art. When not teaching, she lives in a ghost town in the southern Colorado Rockies.

Melissa Tuckey is a literary activist and poet living in Takoma Park, DC. She is a recipient of Artist Fellowship Awards from the Ohio Arts Council and DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. Her chapbook Rope as Witness is published by Pudding House Press. Melissa's poems have appeared in Beloit Poetry Journal, Painted Bride Quarterly, Southeast Review, Verse Daily, and others. She is Assistant Director of the Split This Rock Poetry Festival: Poems of Provocation and Witness and she teaches in the Professional Writing Program at University of Maryland.

GRACE is located on the corner of Market St. and Saint Francis in the Reston Town Center. From the Dulles Toll Road (route 267), exit at Reston Parkway and go north (right), turn left on Bluemont, then right on St. Francis (just past the bus stop). There are only a few parking spaces available on the street so you may have to park in one of the parking lots that you pass on Bluemont. The address is 12001 Market Street, Suite 103, Reston, VA 20190. Phone 703.471.9242.

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