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
Names? She goes by manyDo not try to label herShe gets out of all your boxesSmiling at your uneasinessInviting you to laugh at yourselfShe won’t do it alone, so you go with herBeautiful five foot something, dark curly hair, She can make prison walls show their dimplesStretching ocean waves flat across the face, a rocky shoreShe’ll … Continue reading Electric Sunshine
http://youtu.be/SXFzUMYne3A I read this poem at the Busboys and Poets 5th & K Wednesday night open mic hosted by my man G. Yamazawa. My friend and teacher-of-the-year Clint Smith was the featured artist that night, and none other than Danny Glover read as the spotlight feature. Yes, that's Danny Glover in the background listening to … Continue reading new poem – The Living Truth
braided and baked like challah my identity is constantly turning and being read like torah different interpretations of the same living thing and idea an artifact we can study it is my breath on the bar'chu calling me up to be my tongue on tekiah waking up those who sleep i speak my purpose i … Continue reading braided and baked
Check out this hot new video of my poem Pimpin' on Park Triangle's new series The Angle. Jonathan B. Tucker: Pimpin' from Park Triangle Productions on Vimeo.
i know you wanna go coz all day you gotta wait gotta wait for the train and then wait at the gate wait for the show and wait to have fun and then wait until you can go wait for a bus wait to use cuss words when it's okay wait to play major leagues … Continue reading why you should wait
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.
you will find the beltway poetry slam bringing the best and most varied performance poets from dc, md, and va coming together to compete with their own original creative words. firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
here i am at the united way of delaware's annual meeting. they invited me to come perform for them yesterday in wilmington, de to help re-inspire their board members and supporters. i'm sorta giving the "did you take the picture yet" face in this one. oh well. i had a great time and everyone loved … Continue reading sunset on the train home
I had to walk across a desert just to find my own feet I had to break a few hearts just to hear one beat picking up the pieces now I’m puzzled when I weep drinking tears to clean my mouth so my soul can simply speak I had to say everything so I could … Continue reading a spark and a breath in
brought on by bright orange and yellow golden sun burning turning seasons turning colors she gets dark crimson after blood red berry no fruit in her leaves except moods for my eyes a spectrum of surprise down the color wheel around rings on trees arms and branched fingers if only fall could linger longer but … Continue reading red leaves
I was born in the backseat of a child’s playground minding my own business, man-child of a conversation untranslated slated to be the next problem the next argument the next five knots in your throat like the most beautiful clog in your tearduct drain pipes overflowing on some American highway off ramp off put exit … Continue reading Jon Tucker Must Live!
is a poetry contest for dc student artists with sincere work regarding the world around them. but i don't need to talk for this fancypants flier. it can talk all on its own. right pic man?
beyond borders, breaking waves, your bravery supposedly rescued me but what's done well like your steak standing up on its plate taking it like a true soldier, bleeding crimson maps of where we've been what we've conquered or been devoured by systems that flower by inequality's growth and … Continue reading crimson maps
the left knee of your jeans has a small tear in it dropped from there to the ground on several memorable occasions a tear no larger than a penny one solitary tear spelled the same as tear which sounds the same as tier like on a higher level and you've been there, my friend for … Continue reading poem for Dave (work in progress)