RE/MEMBER YOUR DESCENDANTS

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

the DC Youth Slam Team’s 2014 SEMI-FINALS SLAM

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

FLY LANGUAGE Video from South Africa Youth Poetry Tour

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

WOWPS – Suheir Hammad & Carolyn Forche – poetry overload

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

Slam of the Union: A Performance Poetry Showdown and Other Life Things I Do

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

youth open mic series – support your local young dreamers

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