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Monday, May 17, 2010


I read you poems

Barrelhouse is celebrating the launch of its 8th issue this coming Saturday, and I will be there. With poems. To read. To you!

The party kicks off at 7 p.m. at the Black Squirrel in Adams Morgan (2427 18th Street NW), and readings will get started around 8:30. From le announcement officiale:

The office is where we spend most of our time not sleeping. It’s filled with people so tied to our emotional stability they might be more important than family, and like family you don’t get to choose them. In our new issue, we explore the American workplace, its denizens, its conflicts, triumphs, and failures.

Now, we need you to come in on a Saturday…for our office party! On Saturday, May 22, 2010 from 7-10 pm we’ll be invading the Black Squirrel in Adams Morgan. Invite the whole office! That way, you’ll have the chance to make inappropriate and/or suggestive comments to your boss and randomly hookup with that cutie from Accounting!

Also, to hear select readings from Barrelhouse’s “Office Life” Issue, provided by contributors Maureen Thorson and Tara Laskowski, as well as Office Life selections proxied by Barrelhouse Corporate Leadership.

Don’t worry, we’ll be breaking the ice with: Name tags, drinks, office trivia, probing interviews for fake jobs, drinks, and drinks!

$5 cover, or give us $10 and get your own, unsigned copy of Issue 8!


Poetry Sunday went very well. Thanks muchly to Karen Weiser, Wade Fletcher, and Joanna Fuhrman for coming out to read for IYE, and especially to Wade for then turning right around to get things ready for the Cheryl's Gone reading at 7. I saw many people. I took many notes. I examined fish and discussed MacGuffins. A grand time was had by all.

FYI, all you ever needed to know about MacGuffins.

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