The third and, by D.C. poet Kim Roberts’ estimate, the strongest section of her collection, The Wishbone Galaxy, traces “the emotional route that a person takes after a breakup,” with the moon and stars as guides. Roberts recently followed her stars and entered the manuscript in an annual poetry contest held by Washington Writers’ Publishing House (WWPH); the cooperative press sorted through some 50 submissions and chose Roberts’ work for publication. Also selected was Paul Haenel’s Farewell, Goodbye, Wave Goodbye. Haenel, who served four years in military intelligence and is currently a wire room supervisor for the stock exchange, says his experiences echo what his title suggests—“the transitory nature of existence.” Galaxy and Farewell can be purchased at literary bookstores or by writing WWPH at P.O. Box 15271, Washington, DC 20003. The authors read at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, at the Corcoran School of Art. (202) 628-9484.

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