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Chapbook Release Party with Danielle Evennou

Chapbook Release Party with Danielle Evennou

Danielle Evennou is a writer who grew up in suburban New Jersey. For over a decade, she has kept herself busy by hosting poetry readings, workshops, and open mics in Washington, DC.
Her poetry and memoir appear in apt, Beltway Poetry Quarterly, Dryland, and Split Lip Magazine. Her chapbook, DIFFICULT TRICK, is available from dancing girl press. With the help of therapy, she is learning how to calm the f*** down. Find out more about Danielle and her work at 

Angelique Palmer was a member of the 2017 Beltway Poetry Slam Team and a finalist at the 2015 Women of the World Poetry Slam, representing the city of Washington, DC. A staple in DC’s poetry scene. Button Video chose her poem “What to Wear…” for publication on their YouTube channel and Poets & Writers Magazine chose her “Naming Things” as their CLIP OF THE DAY.

Joseph Ross is the author of three books of poetry: Ache (2017), Gospel of Dust (2013) and Meeting Bone Man (2012). His poems have appeared in many places including The Los Angeles Times, Xavier Review, Poet Lore, and Drumvoices Revue. In the 2014 2015 school year, he served as the 23 rd Poet-in- Residence for the Howard County Poetry and Literature Society. He teaches English at Gonzaga College High School in Washington, D.C. and writes regularly at

Marissa Higgins is a queer writer and editor based in Washington, DC. Her poems have appeared in Softblow, Noble/Gas Quarterly, Rogue Agent, Apogee, and Bone Bouquet. Her nonfiction has appeared in Guernica, Salon, The Rumpus, the Atlantic, and beyond. SHOPGIRLS is her first book.

Kyle Dargan is the author of the forthcoming poetry collection Anagnorisis (TriQuarterly/Northwestern UP, 2018). His four previous collections, Honest Engine (2015), Logorrhea Dementia (2010), Bouquet of Hungers (2007) and The Listening (2003)--were all published by the University of Georgia Press. For his work, he has received the Cave Canem Poetry Prize, the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, and grants from the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities. His books have also been finalists for the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award and the Eric Hoffer Awards Grand Prize. Dargan has partnered with the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities to produce poetry programming at the White House and Library of Congress. He's worked with and supports a number of youth writing organizations, such as 826DCWritopia LabYoung Writers Workshop and the Dodge Poetry high schools program. He is currently an Associate Professor of literature and Asst. Director of creative writing at American University, as well as the founder and editor of POST NO ILLS magazine. Originally from Newark, New Jersey, Dargan is a graduate of Saint Benedict's Prep, The University of Virginia and Indiana University.

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Earlier Event: April 8
Mindfulness Meditation Class
Later Event: April 14
Recovery Café