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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 Luis Alberto Ambroggio and Gowri Koneswaran! 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 18)

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.)  


This reading will feature Luis Alberto Ambroggio and Gowri Koneswaran!

Photo collage of Luis Alberto Ambroggio on the left and Gowri Koneswaran on the right.

Luis Alberto Ambroggio is an internationally known Hispanic-American writer and poet,  member of the North American Academy of the Spanish Language and PEN. He is the author of more than twenty collections of poetry, short stories and essays published in Argentina, Costa Rica, Spain, and the United States, including Todos somos Whitman/We are all Whitman (2016), The Wind’s Archeology (2013 International Latino Best Book Award), and Tribute to the Road/Homenaje al Camino (2015) with a prologue of Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky. Winner of  the Spanish TV Award for poems on solitude (2004), a Fulbright-Hays and the Simon Bolivar International Poetry Prize (2010), Trilce (2016). His bilingual anthology Difficult Beauty, Selected Poems (1987-2006) edited by Yvette Neisser-Moreno has a foreword by Pulitzer Prize-winner Oscar Hijuelos. The Academy has published the critical edition of 40 years of collected poetry, En el Jardín de los vientos/In the garden of the Winds. Obra poética poética 1974-2014. Translated to twelve languages, his poetry has been recorded in the Archives of Hispanic Literature of the Library of Congress and has been translated into several languages.

Gowri Koneswaran is a Tamil American writer, performing artist, and lawyer. Her advocacy has addressed animal welfare, environmental protection, the rights of prisoners and the criminally accused in the U.S., and justice and accountability in Sri Lanka. Her publication credits include several poems and two peer-reviewed journal articles on the environmental impacts of farming animals for food. Gowri has performed at Lincoln Center Out of Doors, the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage, Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Atlas Performing Arts Center, SpokenWord Paris, and universities in the U.S. and Canada. She is a Kundiman fellow, poetry coordinator at the non-profit arts organization BloomBars, a poetry events host at Busboys and Poets, senior poetry editor at Jaggery, and co-editor of Beltway Poetry Quarterly. Gowri shares haiku and senryu on Twitter and Instagram @gowrimozhi. Photo by Fid Thompson.


January: Annie Kim &  Samantha Thornhill

February: Julie Enszer & Pat Parker tribute

March: Orlando Ricardo Menes & Wo Chan – Special event on the theme of migration, cosponsored by Kundiman & Letras Latinas


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