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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 December open mic is the 10 year anniversary of Sunday Kind of Love - come join the celebration! An open mic segment will follow readings. Co-sponsored by Split This Rock and Busboys and Poets.


Date: 3rd Sunday of Every Month (December 20)

Time: 5:00 - 7:00pm

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.)  


Photo collage of Lenelle Moïse (on the left) and Bomani Armah (on the right)

This year Split This Rock and Busboys and Poets will celebrate 10 years of the remarkable, unique reading series, Sunday Kind of Love. Ten years!!

We’re throwing a poetry party Sunday, December 20, and you’re invited! SAVE THE DATE!

We’re inviting everyone who’s ever read in the series to come back and to read. So many brilliant poets have been part of the series over the years - stay tuned for what we expect to be a stunning line-up! If you've ever been a featured poet and haven't received an invitation, please email Camisha Jones at

Poets reading so far: Elizabeth Acevedo, Michelle Chan Brown, David Ebenbach, Danielle Evennou, Shadab Zeest Hashmi, Niki Herd, Ailish Hopper, Yvette Neisser Moreno, Barbara Jean Orton, Kathleen O’Toole, Joseph Ross, Susan Scheid, Tim’m West, Mary-Sherman Willis.

We’re incredibly grateful to Busboys and Poets for supporting the series and providing such a gorgeous space for poets’ words. So much gratitude as well to groups who’ve partnered on the series: Letras Latinas in particular, and also Beltway Poetry Quarterly, the Goethe Institut, Kundiman, Cave Canem, Furious Flower, Fall for the Book, and more.

Special shout-out to past hosts, Melissa Tuckey and Regie Cabico, too! We’re hoping they’ll join us for part of the evening on December 20.

In anticipation of the celebration, whether you can join us or not (and we hope you can!), if you have an anecdote about Sunday Kind of Love, a favorite moment, some way the series has had an impact on you or your poetry or activism or sense of yourself or the world, please email Sarah Browning ( – she’ll be compiling stories for a special blog post and selecting some to include in a press release.

As we think back on ten years of the series, it strikes us that Sunday Kind of Love, like Split This Rock Poetry Festival, stands for what is powerful and necessary in American poetry today: a gorgeous, vibrant diversity of all kinds, a welcoming spirit, a fierce dedication to poetry as a force of love and challenge and hope in our world. We hope you can join us!


January 17: Khaled Mattawa and TBD
February 21: Haya Alyan and TBD
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