In Your Ear,
March 17, 2019

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In Your Ear

March 17, 2019 at 3:00PM

$5 at the Door/ Free to DCAC Members
Hang out at Songbyrd afterwards

Erin Dorney is the author of “I Am Not Famous Anymore: Poems after Shia LaBeouf” (Mason Jar Press, June 2018). She is the recipient of a 2017 Artist Career Development Grant from the Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council/McKnight Foundation; a 2017 Emerging Artist Residency at Tofte Lake Center; a 2016 Spruceton Inn Artist Residency; and was the first Modern Worker: Writer in Residence at Modern Art in Lancaster, PA. Erin’s recent projects include “Cento Box” for Container’s Multitudes series & “The Hidden Museum, 2018”, a collaborative conceptual art installation on display at the Susquehanna Art Museum. Erin is cofounder of FEAR NO LIT and volunteers with VIDA: Women in Literary Arts.

Buck Downs’s latest book is a selected poems, Unintended Empire: 1989-2012, just out from Furniture Press Books. He lives in the neighborhood east of Capitol Hill known as Stadium City and works as a writer and writing coach.

Laura Eve Engel is the author of Things That Go (Octopus Books). The recipient of fellowships from the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing and the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation, her work can be found in The Awl, Best American Poetry, Boston Review, The Nation, PEN AmericaTin House and elsewhere. She’s in a band called The Old Year with Washington DC-area musician Paul Erik Lipp.

Mathias Svalina is the author of five books, most recently The Wine-Dark Sea from Sidebrow Books. He is a founding editor of Octopus Books & runs a Dream Delivery Service (

Josh Todarello is a writer, translator,  and PhD student in German Studies at Johns Hopkins. He lives in Baltimore.

Tickets available to the door.