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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 features Deborah Miranda and Tanya Paperny! 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 17)

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 the Eventbrite page. As available, tickets may also be purchased at the door.)  


June's Sunday Kind of Love features Deborah Miranda and Tanya Paperny!

Photo collage with Elizabeth Powell (on the left) and Seema Reza (on the right)

Deborah A. Miranda is an enrolled member of the Ohlone-Costanoan Esselen Nation of the Greater Monterey Bay Area in California. Miranda’s collections of poetry include Raised by Humans (2015); Indian Cartography: Poems (1999), winner of the Diane Decorah Memorial First Book Award from the Native Writers’ Circle of the Americas; and The Zen of La Llorona (2005), nominated for a Lambda Literary Award. Her mixed-genre book Bad Indians: A Tribal Memoir (Heyday, 2013), received the PEN-Oakland Josephine Miles Literary Award, a Gold Medal from the Independent Publishers Association, and was short-listed for the William Saroyan Literary Award. It has been widely adopted for use in Native American Studies and Creative Writing programs both in the U.S. and internationally. For the past 15 years, Miranda has lived in Lexington, Virginia with her wife Margo and a variety of rescue dogs. She is Professor and John Lucian Smith Jr. Endowed Chair of English at Washington and Lee University, where she teaches literature of the margins and creative writing while fending off Confederate dead, rebel flags, and swarming microaggressions that know no season. Poetry is not her weapon, but it is her superpower.

Tanya Paperny is a writer, artist, editor, and educator living in Washington, DC. The child of Soviet Jewish refugees, her poetry and nonfiction deal with the aftermath of atrocity, Tanya's work has appeared in The Atlantic, The Washington Post, Washington City Paper, The Literary Review, VICE, PANK, Beltway Poetry Quarterly, Pacific Standard, and elsewhere. She is the recipient of fellowships from the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities, the Vermont Studio Center, and OMI International Arts Center, and she is at work on a collection about violence, trauma, and resilience. More @tpaperny and tpaperny.comPhoto by Fid Thompson.


July 15: Anthony Moll & TBA


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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