Sunday, July 29, 2012

PAST: POETRY: "Sunday Kind of Love" Monthly Poetry Reading and Open Mic marks the 10th Anniversary of DC Poets Against the War and will feature lots of great DC poets from the original group! SUN, Feb 17th - this month at Busboys and Poets 5th & K St, NW location - from 5:00pm - 7:00pm, All ages, $5

The February Edition of  "Sunday Kind of Love" 
Sunday, February 17th
5:00pm - 7:00pm
All ages, $5 online or at the door
As always, open mic follows! Bring your poems for peace.
Note: Venue change this month - at the 5th & K location rather than the usual 14th & V

This month's edition of "Sunday Kind of Love" is a special one! Come out to mark the 10th anniversary of DC Poets Against the War, mourn the great tragedy of the Iraq War, and say NO to perpetual war.  Poets who were active in the group will read their own work and the work and poetry of the missing voices: Iraqi poets, Afghan poets, and essential poets we've lost since 2003, such as Adrienne Rich, Lucille Clifton, Grace Paley, and Dennis Brutus. 

"In February 2003, millions of people all over the globe took to the streets to oppose President George W. Bush’s plan to invade Iraq. Poets responded by organizing a great uprising, Poets Against the War. Here in DC, Sarah Browning organized an open mic reading at All Souls Unitarian Church, hoping that poets of all sorts would join together to speak out for peaceful alternatives. Sarah didn’t know what to expect, though, as she’d only recently arrived in the city. To her astonishment, over 175 people turned out, with 60 signing up to read and perform. DC Poets Against the War was born. Five years later, in 2008, the group presented the first Split This Rock Poetry Festival, giving birth to a national movement bringing poetry to the center of public life, where it belongs!" 

This special event will feature: Sarah Browning of Split This Rock, Michele Elliott, Yael Flusberg, Leah Harris, Esther Iverem, Joseph Ross, Melissa Tuckey and Dan Vera. Hosted by: Sarah Browning & Katy Richey. Co-Sponsored by Busboys and Poets & Split This Rock.

5th & K St, NW
Metro: Mt Vernon Sq - Convention Center or Gallery Pl and walk or take the Circulator bus to the stop closest to 5th & Mass. 

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