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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 February event features Paulette Beete and John James! An open mic segment will follow the readings. Co-sponsored by Split This Rock and Busboys and Poets.


Date: 3rd Sunday of Every Month (February 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 the Eventbrite page. As available, tickets may also be purchased at the door.)  


January's Sunday Kind of Love features Paulette Beete and John James!

Photo collage with Paulette Beete (on the left) and John James (on the right)

Paulette Beete's poems, fiction, and nonfiction have appeared in journals including Crab Orchard Review, Pittsburgh Poetry Review, Gargoyle, and Beltway Poetry Quarterly, among many others, and in the anthologies Full Moon on K Street: Poems About Washington, DC, and Saints of Hysteria (with Danna Ephland). She has also published two chapbooks of poetry: Blues for a Pretty Girl (Finishing Line Press) and Voice Lessons (Plan B Press). She has been a Winter Writing Fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown and several of her poems have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. She lives in Silver Spring, Maryland, and blogs at

John James is the author of Chthonic, winner of the 2014 CutBank Chapbook Award. His poems appear or are forthcoming in Boston Review, Kenyon Review, Gulf Coast, Poetry Northwest, Best American Poetry 2017, and elsewhere. His first book manuscript, The Milk Hours, has been named a finalist for the National Poetry Series, Four Way Books’ Levis Prize, the Crab Orchard First Book Award, and other honors. He lives in Washington, DC, where he teaches at Trinity Washington University and The Potomac School and directs Georgetown Summer Programs’ Creative Writing Institute.


March: Jeanann Verlee & Lauren May

April: Hanif Abdurraqib & Elizabeth Powell

May: Don Illich & 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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