The Word Works, The Writer’s Center, and Poet Lore present Café Muse, featuring poets Francisco Aragón, Sandra Beasley, Andy Fogle, Kori Johnson, Jose Padua, Richard Peabody, and Amy Young, who will read their poems from the anthology Written in Arlington, Poems of Arlington, VA (Katherine E. Young, editor). The chatroom opens at 7pm and features Classical guitar played by Michael C. Davis and set to a slideshow of photography by Henry Crawford.
Registration is free but required to get the Zoom link for the event. To do so go to Café Muse.
Written in Arlington (Paycock Press, 2020) is edited by Katherine E. Young. It is a print and digital anthology of the poets and poems of Arlington, VA, and contains work by eighty-seven poets and translators. Some of the poems were originally written in Hindi, Russian, or Spanish. The writers range from nationally known page poets to spoken word artists to high school students just beginning to write and perform, as well as a few “tourist” poets who have written about Arlington while passing through. Together they compose a “portrait in poetry” of the community that sits just across the Potomac River from Washington, DC.
Katherine E. Young is an acclaimed poet and translator and the author of Woman Drinking Absinthe (Alan Squire Publishing, 2021) and Day of the Border Guards (The University of Arkansas Press, 2014), Miller Williams Arkansas Poetry Prize finalist. She served as the inaugural poet laureate for Arlington, VA (2016-2018).