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. . . to keep members updated on each other and on the latest happenings within the organization


The Federal Poet is a semi-annual journal of poetry containing selections of members' poetry. Prior copies are available by contacting the address at the bottom of this page.

We have recently been producing the journal in electronic format.

The Federal Poet: Spring 2002
The Federal Poet: Spring 2003
The Federal Poet: Fall 2003
The Federal Poet: Spring 2004
The Federal Poet: Fall 2004
The Federal Poet: Spring 2005
The Federal Poet: Fall 2005
The Federal Poet: Spring 2006
The Federal Poet: Fall 2006
The Federal Poet: Spring 2007
The Federal Poet: Fall 2007

The Journal continues to be published semi-annually but it will only be sold from copies in archives and not available on the WEB. We apologize.

Washington Post article on poetry by Lauren Wilcox published January 15, 2012

Washington Post Article on The Federal Poets published Friday, November 14, 2008

Member activities

Cary Kamarat announces the publication of his new book: TravelWalk. It is a collection of travel poems and images. For purchase information, visit:
Or contact the author at:

Long-time Federal Poet (before she moved to Massachusetts), Celia Brown, has a new book of poems out, called Light. It’s a rich, often touching, often earthy and whimsical evocation of light in its many moods, much of it illuminating her early days in rural western Ireland. For sample poems or to order, click here.

Miles David Moore produces and MC's the Iota reading series, 2832 Wilson Blvd, Arl, VA, Second Sunday monthly, at 6 PM. For further information, call 703-256-9275 or email

Judith McCombs produces the Kensington Row Bookstore readings and Nancy Allinson MC's it. The bookshop is located at 3786 Howard Ave., Kensington MD 20895. Contact for details.

Ginger Ingalls, published author and poet, leads D.C. Public Library-Georgetown Branch's writing workshop, Creative Juices Writing Club, teaching techniques to find the flow of words within. Meets the second and last Tuesday of every month, 7-9 p.m. Georgetown Neighborhood Library, 3260 R. Street, N.W. 202-727-0232, 

Ingeborg Carsten-Miller founded and MCs the Fairland Literary Salon which meets the fourth Tuesday of every Month at 7:00 PM at the Fairland Community Library, 14910 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville, MD. Call 301-421-5400 for information.

The Federal Poets, c/o 11919 Moss Point Lane, Reston VA 20194