most of you probably know me as a poet or a DJ. you may have seen me taking pictures at some poetry slams but probably don't consider me a photographer. i didn't really consider myself a photographer either really, until recently when i began shooting and editing more purposefully. young poets i work with are … Continue reading Finalist in Harvard’s Pluralism Project Photography Contest!
yeah, this guy is featuring at the long-running Nine on the Ninth poetry series on Wednesday, Feb. 9th at 9pm (of course) at the original Busboys and Poets in the Langston Room. family might be in attendance too. come check it out if you are in or around the washington, dc area. it's a free … Continue reading featuring at Nine on the Ninth
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!”
hosting the beltway poetry slam back in october or something. i forget. gotta love the dreamer hat with the green apple higher achievement shirt. this is 2deep the poetess, my teammate from the 2009 11th hour busboys and poets dc slam team, and the feature at january 2011's beltway poetry "slam of the union" this … Continue reading beltway poetry slam photos
after an extraordinary garden open mic last night at bloombars, featuring 16 year old Darian Jones, i hosted another packed house poetry slam at the fridge on capitol hill. the beltway poetry "slam of the union" included former DC/Baltimore Slam Team legends like Twain Dooley and Chris August, as well as IWPS and WOWPS contender … Continue reading Slam of the Union: A Performance Poetry Showdown and Other Life Things I Do
the busboys and poets youth open mic was fully packed tonight, as you can see here. in the lower left-hand corner you can see co-host JayTee next to friend & organizer/producer Miles, and in the first row sitting, with a red/orange top, you can see the other co-host, Diamante, from the DC Youth Slam Team. … Continue reading youth open mic series – support your local young dreamers
front row packed house blizzard brewing i sat enraptured captured not by the poetry but the presence of a legend looking me square in the eyes to make sense of the life encapsulated in her words opinions and wise words of advice analysis from a respected elder an aunt that will always give it to … Continue reading 1.11.11 nikki giovanni looks me in the eyes
there is a nice winter storm blanketing the dc area. and here i am smiling about it.
this past week has been a major one for me. i've had no shortage of gigs and events, shows and adventures to keep me busy. monday was pretty normal, hosting the open mic at bloombars. tuesday was big because it was my first time hosting the beltway poetry slam. my friend dj niteshade held down … Continue reading Jon, Barack, Saul, Amy, Van & Dick
this picture and poem, both by 9th grader Claudia Rojas of Bell Multicultural High School in Washington, DC are amazing. upon seeing this digital creation of hers i told her she had to write a poem to go with it (she told me she wrote, so it made sense). here it is, in all its … Continue reading through these eyes
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i made the dc slam team again this year!!!!!! it was super exciting. i don't have time now to recount the whole evening, but suffice it to say that it was a nail biter til the end. here is our team (from l to r): me, 13 of nazareth, pages, and rasheed copeland (the peeps … Continue reading 11th hour
at the red hot house party january 2010
friday night after (barely) making it onto the dc slam team. this is me and my doors closing friends. they are some sick poets that influence me here in the dc area. the slam was sold out again for finals, and of course started late. we got it all in though. more on that later, … Continue reading big smiles