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 April event features Joseph Ross, Fred Joiner, and Sarah Browning! An open mic segment will follow the readings. Co-sponsored by Split This Rock and Busboys and Poets.
Date: 3rd Sunday of Every Month (April 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 on Busboys' website. As available, tickets may also be purchased at the door.)
ABOUT APRIL'S EVENT:
April's Sunday Kind of Love features Joseph Ross, Fred Joiner, and Sarah Browning!
Joseph Ross is the author of three books of poetry: Ache (2017), Gospel of Dust (2013) and Meeting Bone Man (2012). His poems appear in many places including, The Los Angeles Times, Poet Lore, Tidal Basin Review, Beltway Poetry Quarterly and Drumvoices Revue. He has received multiple Pushcart Prize nominations and won the 2012 Pratt Library / Little Patuxent Review Poetry Prize. He recently served as the 23rd Poet-in-Residence for the Howard County Poetry and Literature Society in Howard County, Maryland. He teaches English and Creative Writing at Gonzaga College High School in Washington, D.C. and writes regularly at his website. Photo by Ted Schroll.
Fred Joiner is a poet and curator living in Chapel Hill, NC. Fred has read his work nationally and internationally, his work has been translated into German, Chinese and French. Joiner is a two-time winner of the Larry Neal Award for Poetry and a 2014 Artist Fellowship Winner awarded by the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities. Joiner’s ekphrastic poem Below as Above recently won the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art’s Divine Comedy Poetry Contest, in response to Abdoulaye Konate’s tapestry work. As a curator of literary and visual arts, Joiner has worked with the American Poetry Museum, Belfast Exposed Gallery (Northern Ireland), Hillyer Artspace, Honfleur Gallery, Medina Galerie (Bamako, Mali), the Phillips Collection, Center, the Reginald F. Lewis Museum, Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art's and others. He is Board Member of The American Poetry Museum, Arch Development Corporation and is the co-founder of The Center for Poetic Thought. Photo by Rahima Rice.
Sarah Browning is co-founder and Executive Director of Split This Rock. She is an Associate Fellow of the Institute for Policy Studies and a featured writer for Other Words. Author of Killing Summer (Sibling Rivalry Press, forthcoming 2017) and Whiskey in the Garden of Eden (The Word Works, 2007), and coeditor of D.C. Poets Against the War: An Anthology (Argonne House Press, 2004), she is the recipient of artist fellowships from the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, a Creative Communities Initiative grant, and the People Before Profits Poetry Prize. Browning has been guest editor or co-edited special issues of Beltway Poetry Quarterly, The Delaware Poetry Review, and POETRY magazine. Since 2006, she has co-hosted the Sunday Kind of Love poetry series at Busboys and Poets in Washington, DC.
May: Reuben Jackson & Tara Betts
June: Not Without Our Laughter anthology reading
July: Kim Roberts & Remica L. Bingham-Risher