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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 August event features Safia Elhillo and Oliver Baez Bendorf!  An open mic segment will follow readings. Co-sponsored by Split This Rock and Busboys and Poets.


Date: 3rd Sunday of Every Month (August 21)

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 Safia Elhillo and Oliver Baez Bendorf!

Safia Elhillo’s first full-length collection, The January Children, is forthcoming from University of Nebraska Press in 2017. Sudanese by way of Washington, DC, a Cave Canem fellow and poetry editor at Kinfolks Quarterly: a journal of black expression, she received an MFA in poetry at the New School. Safia is a Pushcart Prize nominee, co-winner of the 2015 Brunel University African Poetry Prize, and winner of the 2016 Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets. In addition to appearing in several journals and anthologies including “The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop,” her work has been translated into Arabic and Greek. Photo by Dexter R. Jones.

Oliver Baez Bendorf is a queer and trans poet, cartoonist, librarian, and teaching artist. His book of poems, The Spectral Wilderness, won the Stan & Tom Wick Poetry Prize and was named a “Spectacular Book of 2015” by Split This Rock, and his poetry, comics, and poetry-comics have been published in The Adirondack Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, The Feminist Wire, Indiana Review, The Rumpus, Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics, and elsewhere. He has recently taught workshops at Mount Holyoke College, 826DC, the Queens Center for Gay Seniors, and the Allied Media Conference in Detroit. He lives in Washington, D.C., where he cofounded the Mount Pleasant Poetry Project. Photo by Felicity Thompson.


September: Orlando Ricardo Menes & to be announced

October: Jee Leong Koh & to be announced

November: To be announced

December: Luis Alberto Ambroggio & to be announced

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