NW Quadrant, East of Rock Creek, LGBTQ, Also of Interest

Donald Britton
(February 16, 1951 – March 27, 1994)

1630 Corcoran Street NW, Apt. #2, Dupont Circle neighborhood, DC .

Britton was the author of one book of poems, Italy (1981). Born in Texas, he moved to DC in 1975 to attend the PhD program in Literary Studies at American University. He wrote his dissertation on Hart Crane, and got his degree in 1979, remaining here until 1980.

He later moved to New York and Los Angeles, working in advertising. In New York, he associated with a group of poets who included Dennis Cooper, Brad Gooch, Joe Brainard, and Tim Dlugos.

He died in 1994 after several years of living with AIDS.

Photo of author courtesy of Richard Weinstein.