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 March event features Wo Chan and Ricardo Orlando Menes! An open mic segment will follow the readings. Co-sponsored by Split This Rock and Busboys and Poets.
Date: 3rd Sunday of Every Month (March 19)
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 on Busboys' website. As available, tickets may also be purchased at the door.)
ABOUT MARCH'S EVENT:
This Sunday Kind of Love is one element of Split This Rock's participation in Because We Come from Everything: Poetry & Migration. This reading is co-sponsored by Letras Latinas, the literary initiative at University of Notre Dame's Institute for Latino Studies and Kundiman, an organization Kundiman is dedicated to the creation, cultivation, and promotion of Asian American literature.
In 2015, over 20 poetry organizations joined forces to form a national Poetry Coalition working together to promote the value poets bring to our culture and the important contribution poetry makes in the lives of people of all ages and backgrounds.
In March 2017, the Poetry Coalition launches its inaugural effort, Because We Come from Everything: Poetry & Migration. For this collaborative effort, each organization in the Coalition is bringing its unique mission to the task of presenting programs and projects on the theme of migration. Check out the Poetry Coalition's website for more information.
Wo Chan is a poet, writer, and drag performer. Wo holds honors from Kundiman, Lambda Literary, Millay Colony of the Arts, and the Asian American Writers Workshop, and is the author of the chaplet ORDER THE WORLD, MOM (Belladonna Press, 2016). Wo has performed their work at NY Live Art, Dixon Place, BAM Fisher, VOX Populi, and the Architectural Digest Expo. Wo is a standing member of the Brooklyn-based drag & burlesque alliance Switch n' Play. Photo by Jocelyn Yan.
Orlando Ricardo Menes was born in Lima, Perú, to Cuban parents but has lived in the U.S since the age of ten. He considers himself Cuban-American. Since 2000 he has taught in the Creative Writing Program at the University of Notre Dame, where he is Professor of English. He is the author of five poetry titles, most recently Heresies (University of New Mexico Press, 2015) and Fetish, winner of the 2012 Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry. In 2009 he received a Literature Fellowship from the NEA.
May: Reuben Jackson & Tara Betts
June: Not Without Our Laughter anthology reading
July: Kim Roberts & Remica L. Bingham-Risher