Sunday Kind of Love
“Sunday Kind of Love” is a monthly open mic that features emerging and established poets from the Washington, D.C. area and around the nation. Hosted by Sarah Browning and Katy Richey, the November open mic will feature Jody Bolz and Pages Matam. An open mic segment will follow their readings. Co-sponsored by Split This Rock, Busboys and Poets, and Kundiman.
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: Jody Bolz and Pages Matam
Date: November 16
ABOUT THIS MONTH'S FEATURED POETS:
Jody Bolz was born in Washington, DC, and attended Cornell University, where she studied with A.R. Ammons. After receiving her MFA, she worked as a journalist and editor for two major conservation organizations (The Wilderness Society and The Nature Conservancy) and taught creative writing for more than 20 years at George Washington University. Her poems have appeared widely in such magazines as The American Scholar, Indiana Review, North American Review, Ploughshares, Poetry East, Prairie Schooner, Southern Poetry Review, and the Women's Review of Books—and in many literary anthologies. Among her honors is a Rona Jaffe Foundation writer’s award and an individual artist's grant from the Maryland State Arts Council. She edits the journal Poet Lore, founded in 1889, and is the author of A Lesson in Narrative Time (Gihon Books, 2004) and the novella-in-verse Shadow Play (Turning Point, 2014).
Pages Matam is a multidimensional touring artist, residing in the D.C. metropolitan area, but originally from Cameroon, Africa. He is a Write Bloody author, playwright, 2014 National poetry slam champion along with various other awards, with passions in the field of education, violence and abuse trauma work, and youth advocacy. As a teaching artist with the national poetry non-profit Split This Rock, Pages is a coach for the DC Youth Slam Team. Pages is a proud gummy bear elitist, bowtie enthusiast, professional hugger and anime fanatic. When he takes stage – as a performer, educator, or activist – be prepared to be taken on an experience of cultural, socially conscious, and personal discovery unapologetic in its silly yet visceral and beautifully honest in its storytelling.
December 21: Sam Taylor & Joshua Weiner
January 18: Venus Thrash & Elmaz Abinader