Bourgeon Writes are regular opportunities for writers to share their work in a supportive environment. Come share something you’ve written, or just come and listen. Suggested donation of $5-$10 dollars to support the magazine Bourgeon (online at http://www.bourgeononlince.com) which has been serving the DC arts community since 2005. Poet Joseph Ross will be joining Bourgeon Magazine for a special Bourgeon Writes event at The Fridge August 25th from 7-9pm.
Joseph Ross moved to Washington, D.C. in 2000, where he founded the Writing Center at Carroll High School and taught at American University. Little Patuxent Review and Baltimore’s Pratt Library awarded their 2012 poetry prize to his poem “If Mamie Till Was the Mother of God.” He is the author of several books including the recently published The Bone Man, which one reviewer described saying, “the strength of the collection is the voice’s unabashed concern for other human beings… At their best, Ross’ poems find ways to merge images that bring to fore the surreal nature of persisting in the midst of great pain.” Come share your work, and listen to other poets read.