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Other Web Sites Devoted to DC-Area Poets
Bio, reviews, and ordering info by the author
of Invisible Season. Sponsored by Washington Writers Publishing
Bio, photos, and booking info on the National Slam Champion.
Fishhouse site includes short bio, and audio files of readings
and interviews. Reading Between A & B site includes bio,
3 poems, and links. Dargan teaches at American University and is the
author of two books, most recently Bouquet of Hungers.
One poem, sponsored by the DC Poetry web site.
Clarissa M. Scott Delaney
Bio and 4 poems by former Dunbar High School teacher, active during
the Harlem Renaissance, sponsored by DC Public Library web site.
First site sponsored by the Academy of American poets contains bio,
photo, links, and 1 poem by the former DC resident and author of Tender
and Captivity. Second site from the Poetry Foundation includes
photo, bio, bibliography, and 9 poems.
Dias-Porter (aka DJ Renegade)
4 poems, by the author of the CD
Libation Song, sponsored by Seeing Black.
Photo, bio, and 13 poems by the former Consultant in Poetry to the
Library of Congress (1966-68), sponsored by the Poetry Foundation.
Bio, contact information, and links,
sponsored by The Authors Den, on the host of The Poet's Den reading
Poems by the author of Anthem;
sponsored by the DC Poetry site.
Photo, bio, and 17 poems by the former US Poet Laureate, sponsored
by the Poetry Foundation. Second site, from the University of Virginia,
includes photos, bio, videos, reviews, interviews, links.
Poems by the author of marijuana softdrink. Sponsored by the
DC Poetry web site.
Reprints of poems and a well-written biographical essay about the
author of Violets and Other Tales. On the Modern American Poetry
site, sponsored by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Wikipedia page includes photo, bio, and links.
Excellent site sponsored by the University of Dayton; provides bio,
photos, and poems. Second site, sponsored by the Poetry Foundation,
includes a photo, short bio, and 13 poems.
11 poems sponsored by the Poetry Foundation. Eady, the author
of Brutal Imagination and Victims of the Latest Dance
Craze, is co-founder of the Cave Canem workshops and a former
faculty member at American University.
Photo, bio, and 5 poems, by the former Consultant in Poetry
to the Library of Congress (1959-61), sponsored by the Poetry Foundation.
Academy of American Poets site includes bio and links.
Bio, photo, and poem by the author of Cleave, sponsored by
Washington Writers' Publishing House.
Bio and schedule of upcoming events for a poet and singer/songwriter
from Takoma Park, MD.
Thomas Sayers Ellis
Web site on the author of The Good Junk and The Maverick
Room, who teaches at Case Western University but was raised in
Julie R. Enszer
A poet and lesbian activist based in Maryland.
Bio and contact information on the author of Salisbury Beach, 1954,
sponsored by The Authors Den.
Jessie Redmon Fauset
Bio on the novelist and poet active in the Harlem Renaissance, who
taught high school in DC for 13 years. First site from the DC Public
Library. Second site, from the Academy of American Poets, offers an
essay by Anthony Walton (with links to poems) on how Fauset and other
women poets suffered from the "Double Bind" of being both
female and African American.
Gideon Ferebee, Jr.
Photo, bio, 2 poems, and a section for friends and admirers to
share their memories of the author of Searching for the Boy
and Reflections Of. Sponsored by Rainbow History.
Photo, bio, and 3 poems by the US Poet Laureate (1984-85), on
the "Poets of Cambridge" site, sponsored by the Harvard
Square Library in MA. Wikipedia site includes bio, bibliography, links.
3 poems by an Annandale-based author on the DC Poetry web site.
Wikipedia page has a short bio, bibliography, and links on the former
Poet Laureate of Maryland and Professor at Georgetown University.
Bio, photo, and poem by the author of The Shine Poems.
Forbes is a professor at the Art Institute of Chicago, but formerly
served on the faculty at Howard University and American University.
Site, sponsored by the Academy of American Poets, contains short bio,
photo, 1 poem.
Wikipedia page provides bio, bibliography, and links. The second site,
sponsored by the Poetry Foundation, includes a short bio and 11 poems.
Brandel France de Bravo
Bio, photo, and 2 poems from the author of Provenance.
Wikipedia page for the author of The Welcome.
Photo, bio, and 18 poems by the former Consultant in Poetry to
the Library of Congress (1958-59), sponsored by the Poetry Foundation.
Second site from Academy of American Poets includes photo, bio, selected
bibliography, 13 poems (one with audio), links.
5 poems by a DC poet and editor, sponsored by the DC Poetry site.
Poems by the author of Eyeshot, and one of the editors
of the Washington Review. Sponsored by the DC Poetry web site.
Second link is sponsored by SUNY Buffalo, with photo, bio, links to
on-line works, sound file, and reviews.
Photo, bio, and sample poem, and ordering information for Wild
Card. Sponsored by Washington Writers Publishing House.
Bio and ordering information for From the Red Eye of Jupiter.
Sponsored by Washington Writers Publishing House.
Photo, bio and links to poems by the author of Ripples in the Fabric.
Five poems, bio, and photo by the author of In the Belly and
faculty member at Georgetown University.
Two web sites from the Arlington, VA author of What Remains.
The first gives biographical information, reprints poems, and provides
select links. The second is BerniE-Zine, a site in which Geyer
publishes short-format reviews of poetry, literary journals, novels
Photos, bio, bibliography, interviews, essays and reviews, 12
poems by the former Chair of the National Endowment for the Arts and
author of Daily Horoscope and The Gods of Winter.
Second site, sponsored by the Poetry Foundation, includes a photo,
bio, 8 poems, and 1 article.
Photo, bio, poems, and criticism on the former US Poet Laureate
(2003-04), sponsored by Modern American Poetry. Academy of American
Poets site includes photo, bio, video, 6 poems (one with audio), links.
Bio, photo, 2 sample poems, and ordering info for Working Vocabulary.
Sponsored by Washington Writers Publishing House.
Photo, poems, and contact info on a poet from Takoma Park. Also includes
a description of a new poetry form Gray has developed, the "sympoe."
Poems and biographical information on the author of the posthumous
Selected Works of Angelina Weld Grimke. Grimke lived in DC
for part of her adult life, teaching gym and English at two DC high
schools. First link sponsored by the DC Public Library site. Second
from Harvard Square Library, includes two poems.
Poems, bio, photos, translations of Romanian poets, examples of poems
that use math imagery, and links, from the author of My Dance
10 poems by a teacher at GW University, and author of
non/fiction and Bloodcoal & Honey.
Photo, bio, links, 2 sample poems, and ordering information for Gagarin
Street. Sponsored by Washington Writers Publishing House.