Sean Murphy of 1455 selects manuscript by Laura McCarty for publication

Sean Murphy, founder of 1455, has selected a poetry manuscript by Laura McCarty for publication by Day Eight. The competition juried by Murphy invited past Poet Project finalists to submit a manuscript for consideration. “Laura McCarty’s Just One Swallow gracefully navigates the brutal and beautiful (sometimes in the same poem; occasionally the same line), often on the […]

Open Call for Panels and Workshops – Online Sept 2020 Arts Journalism Conference

Day Eight’s annual Arts Journalism Conference is designed to provide practical training and opportunities for arts writers and to increase the quality of public dialogue related to arts journalism. In 2018 the conference included keynote speakers Jamie Bennett (Art Place America) and Geoff Edgers (Washington Post), and in 2019 workshop leaders Kayla Randall (Washington City […]

Announcing the 2020 DC Poet Project winner

During an online poetry reading event held April 18th-19th more than two thousand participants watched videos by the competing finalists and voted to select Mecca Verdell the winner. Over a 27-hour period Mecca Verdell’s video received nearly 400 votes, almost 100 more than the next competing finalists – Laura McCarty, Dinahsta Kiane, and Merkury Gold. […]