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Controversial firebrand Ishmael Reed and poet Garrett Hongo read their poetry at the Library of Congress. Both men are versatile, writing fiction, memoirs, and essays as well as poetry. Long a champion of Asian-American literature, Hongo has edited The Open Boat, an anthology of poetry, and has recently published memoirs of his childhood as a Japanese-American in Hawaii. Reed, who has over a dozen books to his credit, has a reputation for irreverent satire and obsessively attacking anything that’s PC, especially feminists. At 6:45 p.m. at the Library of Congress, James Madison Building’s Mumford Room, 1st & Independence Ave. SE. FREE. (202) 707-5394.