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Sunday Kind of Love

Sunday Kind of Love is a monthly open mic and reading series that features emerging and established poets from the Washington, D.C. area and around the nation. Hosted by Sarah Browning and Katy Richey, the December event features Shauna Morgan and Frank X Walker! An open mic segment will follow the readings. Co-sponsored by Split This Rock and Busboys and Poets.


Date: 3rd Sunday of Every Month (December 16)

Time: 5-7 pm

Location: Busboys and Poets (14th & V), 2021 14th St, NW, Washington, DC, 20009

Cost: $5 (Tickets can be purchased online on the day of the event via Busboys and Poets' Eventbrite page. As available, tickets may also be purchased at the door.)  


December's Sunday Kind of Love features Shauna Morgan and Frank X Walker!

Collaged photo of Shauna Morgan and Frank X Walker


Shauna M. Morgan is the author of Fear of Dogs & Other Animals. She is a poet and scholar who teaches creative writing and literature of the African Diaspora at Howard University in Washington, D.C. Her current research focuses on representations of womanhood and Neo-anticolonialism in 21st-century literature. Her poems were shortlisted for the 2011 Small Axe literary prize and won Interviewing the Caribbean's 2016 Catherine James Palmer prize. She has published poetry in A Gathering Together, ProudFlesh: New Afrikan Journal of Culture, Politics & Consciousness, Pluck! The Journal of Affrilachian Arts & Culture, The Pierian, Illuminations, and elsewhere.  Her critical work has appeared in the CLA Journal, ARIEL, Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, Journal of Postcolonial Writing, and South Atlantic Review.

Frank X Walker is the first African American writer to be named Kentucky Poet Laureate. Walker is a Professor of English and African American and Africana Studies at the University of Kentucky in Lexington where he founded pluck! The Journal of Affrilachian Arts & Culture. He has published ten collections of poetry, including Turn Me Loose: The Unghosting of Medgar Evers, which was awarded the 2014 NAACP Image Award for Poetry and the Black Caucus American Library Association Honor Award for Poetry. He is also the author of Buffalo Dance: The Journey of York, winner of the 2004 Lillian Smith Book Award, and Isaac Murphy: I Dedicate This Ride, which he adapted for stage. Voted one of the most creative professors in the south, Walker, a Danville native, coined the term “Affrilachia” and co-founded the Affrilachian Poets. A Cave Canem fellow, his honors also include a 2004 Lannan Literary Fellowship for Poetry.


January 20: Rasha Abdulhadi and Lauren May 

  • Transition News: In January 2019, Sarah Browning and Katy Richey will host Sunday Kind of Love for the last time and turn over the reigns to Interim Executive Director Rasha Abdulhadi and DC Youth Slam Team alumna Lauren May. Come out and shower Sarah and Katy with appreciation at the next two readings! As a way to introduce and welcome the new hosts, Rasha and Lauren will be featured poets in January.


Watch this video from the reading on March 19, 2017 which featured a special theme of migration as part the Because We Come From Everything Campaign.



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