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Other Web Sites Devoted to DC-Area Poets

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Crystal Marliné Adair
Photo and bio, sponsored by IUWETALK Enterprises.
http://iuwetalk.com/Talents/Poets/CAdair/CAdair_Bio/body_cadair_bio.html

Leonie Adams
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.
http://www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/679
http://homepages.wmich.edu/~cooneys/poems/Adams.html

Kim Addonizio
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.
http://www.kimaddonizio.com/
http://www.poetryfoundation.org/archive/poet.html?id=47

Deborah Ager
8 poems, sponsored by The Plagiarist, by the editor of the journal 32 Poems.
http://plagiarist.com/poetry/?aid=294

Conrad Aiken
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.
http://www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/751
http://www.poetry-archive.com/a/aiken_conrad.html

Sandra Alcosser
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.
http://www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/189

Karren Alenier
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, Inc.
http://www.poetrymagazine.com/archives/2002/March2002/alenier.htm
http://www.steinopera.com

Elizabeth Alexander
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.
http://www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/245

http://www.poetryfoundation.org/archive/poet.html?id=84

Kwame Alexander
Photos, bio, books, upcoming events, and more from the author of Dancing Naked on the Floor.
http://www.kwamealexander.com/

Nancy Allinson
Bio and 3 poems by the President of the Federal Poets.
http://www.blehert.com/guest/gpallinson.html

Drew "Droopy" Anderson
Photos, bio, calendar, 4 poems, and links.
http://www.brokeballer.com

Regena "Sonray" Anderson
Bio, photos, 3 poems by a model, actress, spoken word poet, and reporter.
http://www.searchingforsonray.com

Renee Angle
Four poems, sponsored by the DC Poetry site.
http://www.dcpoetry.com/?module=keywords&keyword=Angle,%20Renee

Claudia Gary Annis
Photo, bio and links to poems by the author of Ripples in the Fabric.
http://claudiagary.home.att.net

Barri Armitage
Bio, photo, reviews, poem, and ordering info by the author of Double Helix. Sponsored by Washington Writers Publishing House.
http://www.wwph.org/double_helix.html

Joseph Auslander
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.
http://www.pabook.libraries.psu.edu/LitMap/bios/Auslander_Joseph.html
http://www.poetry-love.com/joseph-auslander/1017

Holly Bass
Bio and poem by a DC poet and performance artist, sponsored by Poets Against the War.
http://www.poetsagainstthewar.org/displaypoem.asp?AuthorID=3666

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.
http://bathroompoet.net/

Sandra Beasley
Poems, bio, photos, blog, links, and announcements of local poetry events by a DC-based poet.
http://www.sandrabeasley.com

Mel Belin
Bio, photo, and 3 poems by the author of Flesh That Was Chrysalis.
http://www.blehert.com/guest/gpbelin.html

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.
http://www.theofficenet.com/~jack/arts/benet.html
http://www.kirjasto.sci.fi/sbenet.htm

Gwendolyn Bennett
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.
http://www.dclibrary.org/blkren/bios/bennettg.html

Rei Berroa
Photo, bio, events, classes, and links, by the author of Libro de los fragmentos and Los otros.
http://mason.gmu.edu/~rberroa

Ambrose Bierce
Photo, bio, and 6 poems by the author of The Devil's Dictionary and former DC resident, sponsored by The Poetry Foundation.
http://www.poetryfoundation.org/archive/poet.html?id=81284

David Biespiel
Photo, bio, and 2 articles, by the author of Wild Civility and former area resident, sponsored by The Poetry Foundation.
http://www.poetryfoundation.org/archive/poet.html?id=80745

Big Sllim
Poems, music, visual art, links. bio, and contact info.
http://www.bigsllim.com

Elizabeth Bishop
Bio and 3 poems, by the former Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress (1949-1950), sponsored by the Poetry Foundation.
http://www.poetryfoundation.org/archive/poet.html?id=590

Star Black
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.
http://www.starblack.com/

Laurelle Blair
Bio and poem by this spoken word performer and host of Word of Mouth. Sponsored by Poets Against the War.
http://www.poetsagainstthewar.org/displaypoem.asp?AuthorID=3499

Peter Blair
Three poems and a bio by the author of Last Heat, and former adjunct professor of English at Georgetown University. Sponsored by Poetrymagazine.com.
http://www.poetrymagazine.com/archives/2000/April00/blair.htm

Dean Blehert
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.
http://www.blehert.com

Pam Coulter Blehert
Bio and 3 poems by the poet and painter.
http://www.geocities.com/Hilarytham/gppblehert.htm

Carl Bode
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.
http://www.lib.umd.edu/ARCV/litmss/onepagers/bode.html

Louise Bogan
Photo, bio, and 9 poems by the former Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress (1945-46), sponsored by the Poetry Foundation.
http://www.poetryfoundation.org/archive/poet.html?id=662

Rich Boucher
Photo and bio of the DC/Baltimore Slam Team member.
http://www.dcslam.com/rboucher.html

Gregory T. Boykin
Bio, photo, and ordering information by the co-author of Why I Stare At You.
http://www.speakeasypublishing.com/g_boykin.asp

Jules Boykoff
7 poems, sponsored by the DC Poetry web site.
http://www.dcpoetry.com/?module=keywords&keyword=Boykoff,%20Jules

Dennis Brezina
Artwork, bio and poem.
http://www.blehert.com/guest/gpbrezina.html

Sean Brijbasi
Reviews, novel excerpt, and ordering information on a poet and fiction writer from Silver Spring, and author of One Note Symphonies.
http://seanbrijbasi.com

Joseph Brodsky
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.
http://nobelprize.org/literature/laureates/1987/brodsky-bio.html

Gwendolyn Brooks
Photo, bio and 18 poems, by the former Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress (1985-1986), sponsored by the Poetry Foundation.
http://www.poetryfoundation.org/archive/poet.html?id=843

Celia Brown
Photo, bio and 4 poems by a former DC resident and author of Mending the Skies.
http://www.blehert.com/guest/gpbrown.htm

Sterling A. Brown
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.
http://www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/203
http://www.dclibrary.org/blkren/bios/brownsa.html

Sarah Browning
3 audio poems, 2 print poems, photo, and short bio, sponsored by Muse to Muse.
http://www.eethelbertmiller.com/muse/sarahbrowning.html

Laura Brylawski-Miller
Poem, review, and bio on the author of The Snow on Lake Como. Sponsored by Washington Writers Publishing House.
http://www.wwph.org/lake_como.html

Skylar Hamilton Burris
Provides links to poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, by the author of A Greater Sound By Far and editor of Ancient Paths Literary Magazine.
http://www.literatureclassics.com/ancientpaths/

Michael J. Burt
Bio, photos, and diary by the author of Experience is Impossible Without a Chance.
http://www.mjburtpoetry.com

John Cahill
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).
http://john.cahill2.home.att.net/

Nancy Naomi Carlson
Bio, photo, reviews, and ordering info by the author of King's Highway. Sponsored by Washington Writers Publishing House.
http://www.wwph.org/kings_highway.html

Dan Campbell
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.
http://dancampbell.blogspot.com
http://webdelsol.com/InPosse/winter06/IPR_Campbell.htm

Charisse Carney-Nunes
Bio, poem, contact info, listings of upcoming readings.
http://www.brandnuwords.com

Kenneth Carroll
2 poems, sponsored by Seeing Black, by the author of So What!: For the White Dude Who Said This Ain't Poetry.
http://www.seeingblack.com/x040901/carroll_poetry.shtml

Grace Cavalieri
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. "
http://members.aol.com/grace7623/grace.htm

Cheryl Clarke
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.
http://www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/482

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.
http://www.dclibrary.org/blkren/bios/cliffordcw.html

Lucille Clifton
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 7 poems.
http://www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/79
http://www.poetryfoundation.org/archive/poet.html?id=1304

Mark Coburn
6 poems by a Baltimore-based writer who was born in DC, sponsored by Studio 8.
http://studioeight.tv/writers/markcoburn/markcoburn.html

Shirley Cochrane
Poems and bio by the author of Family and Other Strangers and Burnsite, hosted by the Capitol Hill Poetry Group.
http://www.angelfire.com/poetry/capitolhillpoets/poems.html


Billy Collins
Photo, bio, and 14 poems by the former US Poet Laureate (2001-03), sponsored by the Poetry Foundation.
http://www.poetryfoundation.org/archive/poet.html?id=80600

Merle Collins
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.
http://www.geocities.com/merlecollins/
http://www.inform.umd.edu/CMLT/Bios/collins.html

Christopher Conlon
Bio, poems, fiction, and non-fiction by the author of Gilbert and Garbo in Love.
http://www.christopherconlon.com

Geraldine Connolly
Bio. photo, and 5 poems by the author of Province of Fire.
http://irisbooks.com/connolly/

Cheryl L. Crockett
Bio, photo, and poem by the organizer of the Poet-a-Tete Series at bookstores in Arlington, Rockville, and Bethesda.
http://members.aol.com/deenice000/index13.html

Caresse Crosby
Photos and bio of the poet and editor of Portfolio, a DC literary journal of the 1940s.
http://www.cosmicbaseball.com/caresse8.html

William Waring Cuney
Bio on the poet active during the Harlem Renaissance. Sponsored by the DC Public Library web site.
http://www.dclibrary.org/blkren/bios/cuneyww.html