Newest Issue of Beltway Poetry Quarterly
Special Collections is pleased to announce the newest issue of the local online poetry journal Beltway Poetry Quarterly, A Splendid Wake. GW Special Collections has been documenting the D.C. poetry scene for 30 years as part our Washington Writers' Archive, and we also now partner with the local poetry community to host the the wiki DC Poetry: A Splendid Wake, an encyclopedia of DC poets and poetry.
The Splendid Wake Issue of Beltway Poetry Quarterly includes: Regie Cabico on DC Slam, Dan Vera on Reinaldo Arenas and Roberto Valero, Brian Gilmore on Larry Neal, Patricia Gray on the women who administered the Poetry Office at the Library of Congress, Janet Hulstrand on James A. Emanuel, Linda Pastan on Roland Flint and Siv Cedering Fox, Kenneth Carroll on the 8Rock Collective, Julie R. Enszer on Lesbian-Feminist Poetry in Washington, Elisavietta Ritchie on the Macomb Street Workshops, Philip K. Jason on Merrill Leffler, Grace Cavalieri on May Miller, and Toni Asante Lightfoot on the Modern Urban Griots. Editor Kim Roberts provides a survey of places in the city named for writers, with photos by Dan Vera, and a survey of DC Poetry Anthologies. And guest editor Sklarew writes about William Stafford, the Howard Poets, and Sam Allen, aka Paul Vesey.