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Other Web Sites Devoted to DC-Area Poets
Crystal Marliné Adair
Photo and bio, sponsored by IUWETALK Enterprises.
2 sites on a former Poetry Consultant to the Library of Congress
(1948-49). First site, from the Academy of American Poets, provides
a photo and bio. Second site contains a bio and 4 poems.
Photos, bio, books, readings, workshops, interviews, blog, links,
and contact info on a DC native and author of What Is This Thing
Called Love and The Philosopher's Club. Second site,
sponsored by the Poetry Foundation, includes a photo, bio, and 8 poems.
8 poems, sponsored by The Plagiarist, by the editor of the journal
2 sites on the former Poetry Consultant
to the Library of Congress (1950-52). First site, from the Academy
of American Poets, contains a photo, bio, and bibliography. Second
site, from the Poetry Archive, reprints 8 poems.
Photo, bio, 4 poems, and links on the author of A Fish to Feed
All Hunger and Except By Nature, who was born in DC.
Sponsored by the Academy of American Poets.
Five poems on the Poetry Magazine
web site. Second site is about the opera for which Alenier wrote the
libretto, "Gertrude Stein Invents a Jump Early On." Alenier
is the author of 3 books of poems and President of The Word Works,
The author of Body of Life
and The Venus Hottentot was raised in DC. Academy of American
poets site provides a photo, brief bio, 3 poems, links. The Poetry
Foundation site provides a photo, bio, and 1 article.
Photos, bio, books, upcoming events, and more from the author
of Dancing Naked on the Floor.
Bio and 3 poems by the President of the Federal Poets.
Drew "Droopy" Anderson
Photos, bio, calendar, 4 poems, and links.
Regena "Sonray" Anderson
Bio, photos, 3 poems by a model, actress, spoken word poet, and
Four poems, sponsored by the DC Poetry site.
Claudia Gary Annis
Photo, bio and links to poems by the author of Ripples in the Fabric.
Bio, photo, reviews, poem, and ordering info by the author of
Double Helix. Sponsored by Washington Writers Publishing House.
2 sites on the very first Poetry Consultant to the Library of Congress,
who served from 1937-41. Bio and bibliography on the first site, and
2 poems on the second.
Bio and poem by a DC poet and performance artist, sponsored by
Poets Against the War.
The Bathroom Poet
This web site, by an unidentified DC-area poet, documents a project
to leave original poems that are "short enough to be read in
a single visit to the toilet" in public restrooms. The poet states
in her project description that "traditional publication has
eluded me" and she has a history of reading poetry in her own
bathroom, a place "where I could find 5 minutes of peace and
privacy on a regular basis." Poems, map, and links.
Poems, bio, photos, blog, links, and announcements of local poetry
events by a DC-based poet.
Bio, photo, and 3 poems by the author of Flesh That Was Chrysalis.
Stephen Vincent Benét
This Pulitzer-prize winning poet (for John Brown's Body, in
1929), was born in DC. First site reprints two poems. Second gives
a good biography and bibliography.
Photo, bio and links on the poet and visual artist active during
the Harlem Renaissance, who taught at Howard University. Sponsored
by the DC Public Library web site.
Photo, bio, events, classes, and links, by the author of Libro
de los fragmentos and Los otros.
Photo, bio, and 6 poems by the author of The Devil's Dictionary
and former DC resident, sponsored by The Poetry Foundation.
Photo, bio, and 2 articles, by the author of Wild Civility
and former area resident, sponsored by The Poetry Foundation.
Poems, music, visual art, links. bio, and contact info.
Bio and 3 poems, by the former Consultant in Poetry to the Library
of Congress (1949-1950), sponsored by the Poetry Foundation.
Bio, photo, 11 poems, ordering info on 4 books, and a portolio
of photographs by the author of Waterworn and October
for Idas. Black is based in NYC but was raised in DC.
Bio and poem by this spoken word performer and host of Word of
Mouth. Sponsored by Poets Against the War.
Three poems and a bio by the author of Last Heat, and former
adjunct professor of English at Georgetown University. Sponsored by
This site, which also includes visual art by Pam Blehert, has great
graphics, and some very useful other features. In addition to printing
his own poems, Blehert, author of Please God Make Me a Famous
Poet or At Least Less Fat, also includes selections by 30 guest
poets, including Mel Belin, Sunil Freeman, Brandon Johnson, Hiram
Larew, Miles David Moore, and Hilary Tham.
Pam Coulter Blehert
Bio and 3 poems by the poet and painter.
Carl Bode was a Professor at the University of Maryland and author
of The Man Behind You. His papers are in the collection of
the U of M Libraries. This site gives a brief bio and a description
of the Library's holdings.
Photo, bio, and 9 poems by the former Consultant in Poetry to
the Library of Congress (1945-46), sponsored by the Poetry Foundation.
Photo and bio of the DC/Baltimore Slam Team member.
Gregory T. Boykin
Bio, photo, and ordering information by the co-author of Why
I Stare At You.
7 poems, sponsored by the DC Poetry web site.
Artwork, bio and poem.
Reviews, novel excerpt, and ordering information on a poet and fiction
writer from Silver Spring, and author of One Note Symphonies.
Photo, bio, poems, nonfiction, and the poet's Nobel Prize for
Literature acceptance speech, by the US Poet Laureate from 1991-92.
Sponsored by the Nobel Foundation.
Photo, bio and 18 poems, by the former Consultant in Poetry to
the Library of Congress (1985-1986), sponsored by the Poetry Foundation.
Photo, bio and 4 poems by a former DC resident and author of Mending
First site sponsored by the Academy of American poets features a photo,
short biography, selected bibliography, web "exhibits" and
3 poems (one of which is hooked to audio). Second site, with great
bio, sponsored by DC Public Library.
3 audio poems, 2 print poems, photo, and short bio, sponsored
by Muse to Muse.
Poem, review, and bio on the author of The Snow on Lake Como.
Sponsored by Washington Writers Publishing House.
Skylar Hamilton Burris
Provides links to poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, by the author
of A Greater Sound By Far and editor of Ancient Paths
Michael J. Burt
Bio, photos, and diary by the author of Experience is Impossible
Without a Chance.
Poems and contact information, as well as other information on the
writer's interests (computer art, photographs, schedule of tours he
leads at the Hirshhorn, recipes, more).
Nancy Naomi Carlson
Bio, photo, reviews, and ordering info by the author of King's
Highway. Sponsored by Washington Writers Publishing House.
Poetry blog by the author of Sleeper Car Meditations.
Second site, sponsored by In Posse, has 5 prose poems of
55 words each, written on the author's 55th birthday.
Bio, poem, contact info, listings of upcoming readings.
2 poems, sponsored by Seeing Black, by the author of
So What!: For the White Dude Who Said This Ain't Poetry.
Poems, interviews, bio, audio, and more by the author of Sit Down,
Says Love, and Pinecrest Rest Haven. Grace is the host
of the acclaimed radio show, "The Poet & The Poem from the
Library of Congress. "
The author of Experimental Love and Humid Pitch was
born in DC. She now lives in NJ and is Director of the Office of Diverse
Community Affairs and Lesbian-Gay Concerns at Rutgers University.
This site, sponsored by the Academy of American Poets, offers a short
bio and photo.
Carrie Williams Clifford
Bio, photo, and poem by the women's and civil rights activist,
and author of two books of poetry, Race Rhymes and The Widening
Light. Sponsored by the DC Public Library site.
Former poet laureate of MD, and author, most recently, of Blessing
the Boats. The first site, sponsored by the Academy of American
poets, contains a short bio, photo, links, and 5 poems. The second
site, sponsored by the Poetry Foundation, includes a photo, bio, and
6 poems by a Baltimore-based writer who was born in DC, sponsored
by Studio 8.
Poems and bio by the author of Family and Other Strangers and
Burnsite, hosted by the Capitol Hill Poetry Group.
Photo, bio, and 14 poems by the former US Poet Laureate (2001-03),
sponsored by the Poetry Foundation.
Bio, photo, books, an interview, and links by the author of two
poetry books, Because the Dawn Breaks and Rotten Pomerack,
as well as 3 books of fiction. Second site gives a brief biography,
sponsored by the University of Maryland, where Collins is a Professor
of Comparitive Literature.
Bio, poems, fiction, and non-fiction by the author of Gilbert and
Garbo in Love.
Bio. photo, and 5 poems by the author of Province of Fire.
Cheryl L. Crockett
Bio, photo, and poem by the organizer of the Poet-a-Tete Series
at bookstores in Arlington, Rockville, and Bethesda.
Photos and bio of the poet and editor of Portfolio, a
DC literary journal of the 1940s.
Bio on the poet active during the Harlem Renaissance. Sponsored
by the DC Public Library web site.