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
is on sunday, january 26th at 4pm at the smithsonian's national portrait gallery in downtown, dc. it's free and open to the public, so bring the whole crew to see dc's finest young poets performing their original spoken word poetry. SEMI-FINALS2014PDF the fb event is here https://www.facebook.com/events/631308690245016/ and you should be there. the dc youth slam … Continue reading the DC Youth Slam Team’s 2014 SEMI-FINALS SLAM
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
after work today i rode over to the fridge to meet my students on the dc youth slam team. we've got a show coming up soon so we were finalizing our poems. here is what our next group piece looks like in it's initial stages. like a baby being born, this is the sonogram or … Continue reading beltway poetry slam recap
join me at The Fridge, Tuesday August 30, 2011 for the next Beltway Poetry Slam download flier here.
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!”
this thursday i have the distinct pleasure of opening up for Suheir Hammad and Carolyn Forche, as they do a poetry reading at busboys and poets, 14th & v st nw, washington, dc. i am a huge fan of Suheir's, so this is momentous for me. if you're around the area, this is a FREE … Continue reading WOWPS – Suheir Hammad & Carolyn Forche – poetry overload
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
tonight i performed for a friend's birthday party. he requested this poem, so i read it with what passion i could muster, and what meaning i could conjure (for many of it leaves me clueless). i think it went well. here is the poem Ulysses by Alfred Lord Tennyson. Ulysses - Alfred Tennyson It little … Continue reading birthday party with lord tennyson
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
this year is going to be amazing. in many of the same ways that each year since has been a type of amazing. already there are many new beginnings, like new job opportunities and new people, new ideas and new places. i am no longer working as a facilitator with operation understanding dc, and last … Continue reading new beginnings – 2011 – poetry and motion
if you're around the DC area, i hope to see you this saturday at 5pm at the downtown 5th & K Busboys and Poets where i am co-hosting the Youth Open Mic. it goes down every 3rd saturday of the month, same time, same place.
join us this friday at five. rsvp on facebook.
I am offering a series of workshops through the Family Academy of Alexandria City Public Schools in Alexandria, Virginia. They are completely FREE and you can sign up and register on the spot. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. Hope to see you there! Intro to Slam Poetry & Spoken Word Creative … Continue reading Intro to Slam Poetry & Spoken Word