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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 June event celebrates the anthology Not Without Our Laughter written by the Black Ladies Brunch Collective (BLBC), which includes poets Saida Agostini, Anya Creightney, Teri Cross Davis, celeste doaks, Tafisha Edwards, and Katy Richey! An open mic segment will follow the readings. Co-sponsored by Split This Rock and Busboys and Poets.


Date: 3rd Sunday of Every Month (June 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.)  


June's Sunday Kind of Love features members of the Black Ladies Brunch Collective (BLBC) in celebration of their anthology Not Without Our Laughter!

Photo collage members of the Black Ladies who Brunch Crew (BLBC)









In May 2014 a group of black women gathered over brunch to commune with one another and talk poetry. Eventually this group developed into the Black Ladies Brunch Collective (BLBC), which today includes Saida Agostini, Anya Creightney, Teri Cross Davis, celeste doaks, Tafisha Edwards and Katy Richey. We welcome whomever can tap into our poems for inspiration in their own struggles towards light, harmony, togetherness, joy. The six female poets of BLBC offer their humorous and joyful work in Not Without Our Laughter as an attempt towards healing. Photo collage by Ian Anderson.

Saida Agostini is a Cave Canem fellow, and lover of Prince. A queer Afro-Guyanese poet and social worker, Saida's work has been featured in several publications.

Anya Creightney, a Cave Canem fellow, is originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico with roots in Kingston and Copenhagen. A poet, editor and coordinator, she is a Programs Specialist at the Poetry & Literature Center in the Library of Congress.

Teri Ellen Cross Davis is a Cave Canem fellow and has received scholarships to attend the Virginia Center for Creative Arts and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. Her first collection HAINT was published in June, 2016 by Gival Press.

Poet and journalist celeste doaks is the author of Cornrows and Cornfields, (Wrecking Ball Press, UK) March 2015. Cornrows was listed as one of the Ten Best Books of 2015 by Beltway Quarterly Poetry. Her journalism has appeared in the Huffington Post, Village Voice, Time Out New York. Currently, she teaches creative writing at Morgan State University.

Tafisha A. Edwards is the author of THE BLOODLET, winner of Phantom Books’ 2016 Breitling Chapbook Prize. Her work has appeared in The Offing, PHANTOM, Bodega Magazine, The Atlas Review, The Little Patuxent Review, and other print and online publications. She is a Cave Canem Graduate fellow and a graduate of UMD College Park’s Journalism school.

Katy Richey’s work has appeared in Rattle, Cincinnati Review, RHINO, The Offing and other journals. She received an honorable mention for the Cave Canem Poetry Prize and was a finalist for Tupelo Press Snowbound Chapbook Poetry Award. She is a Cave Canem fellow and hosts the Sunday Kind of Love reading series open mic at Busboys and Poets in Washington, DC.


July: Kim Roberts & Remica L. Bingham-Risher

August: Alan King & To be announced

September: Caits Meissner & Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib

October: Melissa Tuckey & Ruth Irupé Sanabria


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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