BhB poet to read at the Library of Congress


BrickHouse Books author William M. Rivera will be reading some of his poems at the Library of Congress on June 26, 2013.

William M. Rivera has been publishing poetry since the 1950s. His works have appeared in such journals as The Nation, The Kenyon Review, and Prairie Schooner, and he has also recently published under the initials WMR in Ghazal, Gargoyle, and California Quarterly. One of his collections of poetry, Buried in the Mind’s Backyard, was published through BrickHouse Books.

Ms. Juanita Lyle, the Coordinator for the Arts and Culture Forum (Library of Congress Professional Association) is organizing the reading, and she can be reached with any questions at

The reading will take place in the Pickford Theater, on the 3rd floor of the James Madison Memorial Building, one of the three buildings that make up the Library of Congress.

William M. Rivera Reading
12 to 1 p.m.
Pickford Theater, James Madison Memorial Building
Library of Congress
Between 1st and 2nd streets on Independence Ave, Washington, DC

April 11th Cruellest Month Poetry Reading

BrickHouse Books will be hosting this reading Monday night from 6:30 – 8:30 at the Towson Library. Two of our authors will be reading at this event:

  • Doritt Carroll, Maryland poet and attorney, had her poetry collection, “In Caves” published by BHB in 2010.
  • Bill Rivera, poet, scientist, and scholar, will have his collection of poetry, “Buried in the Mind’s Backyard,” will be published this year.

Anyone is welcome to come and sign up to read their work as well. Please come and enjoy some nice refreshments and lovely poetry.


William M. Rivera was born in New Orleans and began publishing poetry in the 1950s.   His early poetry appeared under the names William Rivera and William McLeod Rivera in THE NATION, PRAIRIE SCHOONER, THE KENYON REVIW, and many other publications.   He did not stop writing despite his later career movements but discontinued efforts to publish. Recently, however, he has begun submitting his poems again and has been published under his initials, WMR, in CALIFORNIA QUARTERLY, GARGOYLE, and GHAZAL.

A first book of his poetry was published in 1960, titled THE END OFLEGEND’S STRING, illustrated by Mexican artist Jose Luis Cuevas.  His professional activities in agricultural development have taken him to more than 30 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, and Latin America.  Retired from the University of Maryland, he is putting together a new collection of his poetry, REBOOTING.