Category Archives: Updates and News

Book Tour Dates for Diaspora Café: D.C. an AfroLatinX Anthology

Day Eight is pleased announce several opportunities for the public to hear live readings from Diaspora Café: D.C., an anthology of Afro-LatinX poetry edited by Jeffrey Banks and Maritza Rivera. Diaspora Café: D.C. was released August 1, 2022, and initial press includes coverage and reviews in Washington Independent Review of Books, Latin Opinion Baltimore, Hola […]

Day Eight to publish Breaking the Blank, co-written by Rebecca Bishophall and Dwayne Lawson-Brown

Rebecca Bishophall and Dwayne Lawson-Brown, poets and friends from the Washington, D.C. area, have collaborated on the forthcoming collection, Breaking the Blank, to be released November 1, 2022 by Day Eight. Breaking the Blank is a dialogue between poets—and a meditation on love, parenting, gentrification, money, and the literary life. In accessible free verse, haiku, […]

Day Eight Community Celebration Saturday Oct 1

The Day Eight board of directors is excited to be hosting the organization’s annual community celebration fundraiser Saturday October 1, 7pm, at the Wonderbread factory in DC’s Shaw neighborhood. (Image above of the space.) We hope you’ll join the board, supporters, authors, poets, program leaders and friends of the organization to celebrate all that we’ve […]