Written in Arlington
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Written in Arlington showcases contemporary poets from and poetry about Arlington, VA. The anthology contains the work of eighty-seven poets and translators originally written in four languages (Hindi, Russian, Spanish, and English). The poets whose work appears in Written in Arlington range from nationally known page poets to spoken word artists to high school students just beginning to write and perform, as well as a few “tourist” poets who have written about Arlington while passing through.
The eighty-seven authors in this collection include poets born in Arlington and Arlington transplants from literally all over the world. Sandra Beasley, Andy Fogle, Hailey Leithauser, David McAleavey, Heather McHugh, and Karenne Wood are just some of the poets who have written about Arlington; they join page, performance, and spoken word poets of all ages and backgrounds to compose a “portrait in poetry” of the community that sits just across the Potomac River from Washington, DC. Anthology editor and acclaimed translator Katherine E. Young served as the inaugural poet laureate for Arlington, VA (2016-2018).