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Poetry on Mercer Island

Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Rose Alley Press was founded by David D. Horowitz in November 1995. It was named for the London street where, on December 18th, 1679, poet and playwright John Dryden was brutally beaten by three thugs. Evidence suggests that an aristocrat who mistakenly attributed a satire's authorship to Dryden hired the assailants. Undaunted, Dryden continued writing, even more boldly than before the assault. Inspired by such perseverance, David established Rose Alley Press, which publishes rhymed and metered poetry, cultural commentary, and an annually updated booklet about writing and publication.

Rose Alley-affiliated poets Ramona Behnke, Dennis Caswell, Christopher Jarmick, Laura Totten, and David D. Horowitz will be reading from their work at Island Books on Thursday, May 12th.

Event address: 
3014 78th Ave SE
Mercer Island, WA 98040