Poet Night at CAFÉ [This is Not That]

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‘Phillips First Thursdays’
courtesy of ‘christaki’

KatieT called it: I am intrigued by the POET night at The Phillips Collection. And wordies, poets, bibliophiles — read: my brethren — will also be intrigued. According to The Phillips, “Poets sit, read, eavesdrop, write, or hide in CAFÉ” and “There will be plenty of poets and opportunities to be poetic.” I’m not sure exactly what that means, but I feel like if I brought my 1943 Royal Typewriter and plunked down in the middle of the cafe and started sounding my barbaric yawp, I would somehow not be out of place. While CAFÉ is open Tuesday through Saturday during the day (10 a.m. – 5 p.m.), it has late Thursday nights for First Thursday events such as POET night, July 2.

Cafe is located in, around, and outside of the Phillips Collection at 1600 21st St. NW in Dupont/West End. There will be green eggs and ham.

Acacia has lived in DC since graduating from Vassar College with degrees in English and Italian. She cries daily at the thought of her imminent departure from this beloved city, as she will begin a Fulbright teaching grant in the Campania region, Italy come October. She’ll be blogging that experience too. Get at her: acaciaO@welovedc.com or follow her on twitter.

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