Who’s Who of Art Salon: Abdul Ali

November Art Salon is tomorrow at Longview Gallery! Between now and then, get to know a few of the artists performing.

Photo by Emilie Benjamin

Abdul Ali is a DCCAH 2010 Literary Artist Fellow and the newly appointed Programs Associate for Split This Rock Poetry Festival. A 2006 graduate of Howard University, Abdul resurrected The Amistad, an online literary journal while studying English and Creative Writing. Since then, he as appeared in publications such as The RootNational Public RadioBeltway Quarterly, and Gargoyle. Abdul is continually giving back to the literary arts community as a senior producer and co-host of Poet’s Corner on WPFW radio. In the next year, he plans to create a body of poems surrounding the history and lore of Washington, DC.

THERE WERE HOMES

I.
there were homes
hidden on every
block: at least
one I knew of

storied behind
fire hydrants that bled
mellifluous tap water
quenching
our colored thirst
on brick red hot
august sundays
or cherry blossom
induced naps
under plum colored heavens

Read more of There Were Homes in Beltway Quarterly. Abdul was also recently interviewed by famed literary artist (and November ArtNews feature) E. Ethelbert Miller. Read the interview on Abdul’s blog.

Don’t miss November’s Art SalonPoetry in Motion. Join us for a night of performance poetry and a sample of MGFest ‘09 at one of DC’s newest spaces.

Location: Longview Gallery, 1234 9th Street, NW

Date: Wednesday, November 18

Time: 7:00-9:00 pm

RSVPdccahevents@gmail.com

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Since 1968, the District of Columbia Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH) has developed and promoted local artists, organizations and activities.
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