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The DCPP Bi-Monthly Book Club Presents "Black Aperture"

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  • Dorothy I. Height/Benning Neighborhood Library

    3935 Benning Road, NE, Washington, DC (map)

    38.894100 -76.947762

  • The DCPP is hosting its first book club discussion. We will be starting off with discussing “Black Aperture” by Walt Whitman Award winning author Matt Rasmussen. It is a book of poems dealing with the suicide of the author’s brother, exploring the complicated entanglements of mourning: damage and healing, sorrow and laughter, and torment balanced with moments of relief.

    All that is asked if you plan to attend is the following:

    - read the book and mark whatever you would like to discuss

    - bring a copy of the book

    - bring an open mind

    - be ready to participate

    Suggestions for future books to put on the reading list will definitely be welcomed.


    Sly Gannt (A·bruva·named·Sly) is the event host of the DCPP Bi-Monthly Book Club. Sly is a poet and blogger from Washington, D.C. He began his writing career under the pen name (Da·sun·toucha). He is a Temple University graduate who has an affinity for letting words become the sound that give voice to his dreams. He has been an active member of the following on-line writing communities: Underground Poet's Society, Black Poetry Café and The Nomadic Poets Oasis, where in 2008, he was voted Poet of the Year. His published work can be found in the following collections: Embracing Candace: Anthology One, Aires: A Journal of Creative Expression & The Black Poetry Café Anthology: Volume Two. He blogs from Cracks In The Obsidian and Modernity's Muse.


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