NE Quadrant, NW Quadrant, East of Rock Creek, Dupont Circle, Architecturally Significant, LGBTQ, Also of Interest

Ed Cox
(July 6, 1946 - September 1, 1992)

Chateau Thierry Apartments, 1920 S St. NW, Dupont Circle neighborhood, DC.

Cox authored three books of poems: Blocks (1972), Waking (1977), and the posthumously published Collected Poems (2002). A DC native, he spent his entire life in the city, with the exception of four years in the US Navy.

Cox was a political activist, and co-founder of Some of Us Press (with Michael Lally, Lee Lally, Terence Winch, and Ed Zahniser). He was active in the Mass Transit reading series in the 1970s and 80s. Cox taught poetry workshops in battered women's shelters and senior adult homes, and edited two anthologies of his students' poems, Seeds and Leaves (1977), and Some Lives (1984).

He lived on Saratoga Ave. from 1959 to 1964, and in the two other addresses in the 1980s.



Architect: Frank Russell White
Year: 1891
This eight-story Beaux Arts apartment building was named for a town in France (later the site of a significant battle in WWI).


1301 15th St. NW, Apt. #720, Scott Circle neighborhood, DC.
11345 Saratoga Ave. NE, Edgewood neighborhood, DC.
Now the Edgewood/Brookland Family Support Collaborative

Links

Beltway Poetry Quarterly, "Richard McCann on Ed Cox"
Beltway Poetry Quarterly, "Just Like Old Times: An Interview with Ed Cox"
Beltway Poetry Quarterly, "Some of Us Press"