Sunday, July 1, 2012

PAST: POETRY: Poetry Reading and Open Mic at Busboys and Poets 14th & V "Sunday Kind of Love" featuring Jamaal May and Clint Smith SUN, Jan 20th from 5:00pm - 7:00pm, All ages, $5

Poetry Reading and Open Mic at Busboys and Poets 14th & V
"Sunday Kind of Love" featuring Jamaal May and Clint Smith
Sunday, January 20th
5:00pm - 7:00pm 
All ages, $5 online or at the door
As always, open mic follows!

Celebrate MLK weekend and this month's Sunday Kind of Love as two poetry favorites, Jamaal May and Clint Smith, take the stage! Hosted by Sarah Browning & Katy Richey. Co-Sponsored by Busboys and Poets &  Split This Rock.

Detroiter Jamaal May is the author of Hum (Alice James Books, Nov 2013), winner of the Beatrice Hawley Award, as well as two poetry chapbooks (The God Engine, 2009, and The Whetting of Teeth, 2012). Jamaal is a graduate of Warren Wilson's MFA program for writers and recipient of the 2011-2013 Stadler Fellowship from Bucknell University. In addition to being a finalist at several national and international poetry slams, he is a three-time Rustbelt Regional Slam champion and has been a member of six national poetry slam teams, including the 2012 semi-finalist NYC LouderARTS team.

Clint Smith is a poet, activist, and 10th grade English teacher from New Orleans, Louisiana. He is the 2012 Graffiti DC Grand Slam Champion and is a member of the 2012 Beltway Poetry Team, representing DC at the National Poetry Slam. Clint has performed and spoken at the International AIDS Conference, the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies Conference, the African Leadership Academy, and the School for International Training. He has been featured on TVOne's premier poetry and music show, Verses & Flow, and has served as a cultural ambassador to Swaziland on behalf of the U.S. State Department, conducting poetry workshops with youth throughout the country focused on HIV/AIDS prevention, cross-cultural understanding, and self-empowerment. Following the 2012 Individual World Poetry Slam, he is the 5th ranked poet in the world.

Busboys and Poets
14th & V St, NW
Metro: U St or take the Woodley Park - McPherson Sq Circulator bus route that runs up and down U St to 14th & U. 

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