Become a Day Eight member!

Your membership directly supports your selected member program area – poetry or arts journalism.

Day Eight’s poetry programming includes the literary arts programming conducted by the arts magazine Bourgeon (editor, Gregory Luce) and the DC Poet Project, an open to all poetry competition. Member benefits include annual free copy of DC Poet Project book publications.

Day Eight’s arts journalism programming includes the DC student arts journalism competition, and our arts writing fellowship project. Member benefits include free attendance at our annual arts journalism conference.

Poetry members will receive a free copy of the 2018 DC Poet Project book:

Maryland Poet Laureate Grace Cavalieri called John Johnson’s Love for Her “a real find.” Native Washingtonian Johnson is an actor, public radio contributor, director, and father of two. In this debut collection the author documents love relationships, and experiences of black life today.

E. Ethelbert Miller, Editor of Poet Lore, wrote, “There is tenderness in his lines when he writes about love. When he remembers childhood and things happening in school, we know he is sitting in the front of the class. John Johnson’s poems are filled with black energy when read aloud and plugged into the ear.”