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Sunday Kind of Love

Co-sponsored by Split This Rock and Busboys and Poets, “Sunday Kind of Love” Open Mic Poetry features emerging and established poets from the Washington, D.C. area and around the nation. Hosted by Sarah Browning and Katy Richey, each program includes two featured poets and an open mic segment.  


Date: 3rd Sunday of Every Month

Time: 5:00 - 7:00pm

Location: Busboys and Poets at 14th & V (2021 14th St, NW, Washington, D.C. 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.)  



Featured Poets: TJ Jarrett and Hermine Pinson.

Date: September 21 


TJ Jarrett is a writer and software developer in Nashville, Tennessee. Her recent work has been published or is forthcoming in Poetry, African American Review, Boston Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, Callaloo, DIAGRAM, Third Coast, VQR, West Branch and others. Her debut collection Ain’t No Grave  (finalist for the 2013 Balcones Prize) is published with New Issues Press  (2013). Her second collection Zion  (winner of the Crab Orchard Open Competition 2013) will be published by Southern Illinois University Press in the fall of 2014.
Hermine Pinson has published three poetry collections, most recently Dolores is Blue/Dolorez is Blues.  Her first CD was Changing the Changes in Poetry & Song, in collaboration with Estella Majozo and Pulitzer-prize winning poet Yusef Komunyakaa.  Her most recent CD is Deliver Yourself with the Harris Simon Trio.  She has performed in the United States, Europe, and Africa. Pinson’s work has appeared in numerous anthologies and journals including Poedia Mundo, Commonwealth: Contemporary Poets of Virginia, Callaloo, Verse, The Ringing Ear:  Black Poets Lean SouthAfrican American Review, Common Bonds: Stories by and About Modern Texas Women, and Konch.  Her most recent short fiction appears in Richmond Noir and She has had fellowships at Norton Island, Cave Canem, Macdowell Colony, Yaddo, Soul Mountain, Byrdcliffe Colony, Vermont Studio Center, and The Virginia Foundation for the Humanities.  She teaches creative writing and African American literature at the College of William and Mary.



October 19: Featured poets Jennifer Chang and Joseph Legaspi, co-sponsored by Kundiman

November 16: Featured poets Jody Bolz and Pages Matam

December 21: Sam Taylor & Joshua Weiner

January 18: Venus Thrash & Elmaz Abinader