poetry quarterly

10th anniversary


In 2010, Beltway Poetry Quarterly celebrates ten years of publishing.

Anniversary events include publication of a print anthology, a special issue of the journal, and a series of poetry readings throughout the year.


New Anthology! Full Moon On K Street: Poems About Washington, DC

Plan B Press will release a new print anthology in January 2010, edited by Kim Roberts. Full Moon On K Street: Poems About Washington, DC will include approximately 100 poems, written by current and former residents of the city between 1950 and the present.

Contributors include:
Karren L. Alenier, Kwame Alexander, Abdul Ali, Francisco Aragón, Naomi Ayala, Holly Bass, Paulette Beete, Derrick Weston Brown, Sarah Browning, Regie Cabico, Kenneth Carroll, Grace Cavalieri, William Claire, Carleasa Coates, Jane Alberdeston Coralín, Ed Cox, Teri Ellen Cross, Ramola D, Kyle Dargan, Ann Darr, Tina Darragh, Christina Daub, Hayes Davis, Donna Denizé, Joel Dias-Porter, Tim Dlugos, Thomas Sayers Ellis, Roland Flint, Sunil Freeman, Deirdre Gantt, David Gewanter, Brian Gilmore, Robert L. Giron, Barbara Goldberg, Patricia Gray, Michael Gushue, Daniel Gutstein, O.B. Hardison, Jr., Essex Hemphill, Randall Horton, Natalie Illlum, Esther Iverem, Gray Jacobik, Percy E. Johnston, Jr., Fred Joiner, Alan King, Michael Lally, Merrill Leffler, Toni Asante Lightfoot, Saundra Rose Maley, David McAleavey, Richard McCann, Judith McCombs, Tony Medina, E. Ethelbert Miller, May Miller, Samuel Miranda, Miles David Moore, Yvette Neisser Moreno, Kathi Morrison-Taylor, Jose Emilio Pacheco, Jose Padua, Michelle Parkerson, Betty Parry, Linda Pastan, Richard Peabody, Elizabeth Poliner, Minnie Bruce Pratt, Joan Retallack, Katy Richey, Joseph Ross, Ken Rumble, Robert Sargent, Gregg Shapiro, Myra Sklarew, Alan Spears, Sharan Strange, A.B. Spellman, Hilary Tham, Maureen Thorson, Venus Thrash, Dan Vera, Rebecca Villarreal, Belle Waring, Joshua Weiner, Reed Whittemore, Terence Winch, Ahmos Zu-Bolton II, and others.

Special Anniversary issue of Beltway Poetry

Vol. 11:1, January 2010
Tenth Anniversary Issue: A Celebration of Guest Editors
Poems and anecdotes, from the 14 authors who have generously served as guest editors during the journal's first ten years.

Kwame Alexander, Naomi Ayala, Andrea Carter Brown, Sarah Browning, Regie Cabico, Grace Cavalieri, Teri Ellen Cross, Katie Davis, Brian Gilmore, Merrill Leffler, Toni Asante Lightfoot, Saundra Rose Maley, Hilary Tham, Dan Vera.


We plan to host one reading a month throughout our anniversary year, featuring authors from Beltway Poetry Quarterly.

Monday, January 11, 2010 at 7:30 pm
Folger Shakespeare Library
Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Beltway Poetry Quarterly and the 120th Anniversary of Poet Lore, with readings by Kyle Dargan and other select contributors and a moderated discussion with the editors. Also: Anthology release!
$12 Admission. 201 E. Capitol St. SE, DC (202) 544-7077

February 2010 at the Writer's Center, Bethesda, MD
Tentatively scheduled; more information to come

March 10 to 13, 2010 (date, time and location TBD)
Split This Rock Poetry Festival
Reading by select guest editors, including Andrea Carter Brown, Sarah Browning, Regie Cabico, Toni Asante Lightfoot.
Admission charge; open to conference participants

April 2010 at the National Museum of Women in the Arts
Tentatively scheduled; more information to come

May 2010 (date and time TBD)
Enoch Pratt Free Library
Reading by select Mid-Atlantic contributors
Free. Central Library, 400 Cathedral St., Baltimore, MD (410) 396-5430.

September 2010 at the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington, Lillian & Albert Small Jewish Museum
Tentatively scheduled; more information to come

September 2010 (date and time TBD)
15th Annual Baltimore Book Festival
Anniversary reading with select contributors
Free. Creative Café Tent, Mount Vernon Place, 600 block of N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD. (410) 752-8632.

Sunday, October 17, 2010 at 4:00 pm
Sunday Kind of Love Series
Anniversary reading with select contributors
Free, but donations accepted. Busboys & Poets, 14th a& V Streets NW, Historic U Street neighborhood, DC. (202) 387-POET.

November or December 2010 (date TBD)
Iota Poetry Series, hosted by Miles David Moore
Anniversary reading with select contributors
Free. Iota Restaurant and Bar, 2832 Wilson Blvd., Clarendon neighborhood, Arlngton, VA. (703) 522-8340.