2018 XABISO VILI – RE/MEMBER YOUR DESCENDANTS RE/MEMBER YOUR DESCENDANTS DC TOUR 2018 XABISO VILI #AZANIATODC 4/18 feature performance @ Busboys and Poets 5th & K Open Mic 8:45pm – 11:00pm $5 Details on event page. 4/19 presentation and performance @ Hillyer Art Space Culture Blast 7:00pm – 9:00pm $Free Details on event page. Hillyer Art Space, International Arts … Continue reading RE/MEMBER YOUR DESCENDANTS
From my trip in July 2013 with Split This Rock Teaching Artists and high school students on the DC Youth Slam Team to the City of Tshwane, South Africa for two weeks we'll always remember... this video was my first try at editing the footage to show part of our journey. I hope you like … Continue reading FLY LANGUAGE Video from South Africa Youth Poetry Tour
So my challenge to you and myself is to write more poetry. Take it to the extreme and join the 30/30 challenge, or just carve out a small chunk of time to devote yourself to the word once or twice a week. In addition to being fun and creative, it can also be very therapeutic … Continue reading April is National Poetry Month!
starting in the midsummer heat of dc's july, i will be the new host of the tuesday open mic at busboys and poets on 14th & v st every 4th tuesday of the month. so tuesday july 26th i start, and will be bringing daniel jose custodio to feature. he is real cool. check him … Continue reading new hosting gig
this week i have been teaching performance poetry in rural west virginia. specifically north central west virginia in doddridge county. i've been staying with the teacher who brought me out here, and can honestly say that i have never seen a house or community further back in the woods. the gravel road that leads to … Continue reading west virginia hills
last night was super fantastic amazing beautiful. i got to meet and hang out with Suheir Hammad, who is a much better poet than myself. i could not have asked for a better gift. here is her and i in the bookstore. you can see her books on the bottom left here on the checkout … Continue reading “oh, Jonathan!”