featuring at Nine on the Ninth

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

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“oh, Jonathan!”

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!”

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