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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 March open mic will feature poets Oliver de la Paz and L. Lamar Wilson. An open mic segment will follow their readings.  Co-sponsored by Split This Rock and Busboys and Poets. 


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: Oliver de la Paz and L. Lamar Wilson

Date: March 15


Oliver de la Paz is the author of four collections of poetry: Names Above Houses, Furious Lullaby, Requiem for the Orchard, and Post Subject: A Fable. He co-edited A Face to Meet the Faces: An Anthology of Contemporary Persona Poetry, and he serves as the Co-Chair of the Advisory Board for Kundiman, a not-for-profit arts organization dedicated to the promotion of Asian American Writing. His work has been published in Tinhouse, Quarterly West, New England Review, American Poetry Review, and in anthologies such as Asian American Poetry: The Next Generation. He teaches in the MFA program at Western Washington University and in the Low-Res MFA program at PLU.

Sacrilegion (2013), L. Lamar Wilson's first book, was selected by Lee Ann Brown for the 2012 Carolina Wren Press Poetry Series and was a finalist for the 2013 Thom Gunn Poetry Award; Prime (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2014), a collection of poems and interviews with the Phantastique Five, was named one of last year's best books by the Poetry Foundation. Wilson's poems have appeared or are forthcoming in such journals and anthologies as Callaloo, jubilat, The Los Angeles Review, Rattle, The 100 Best African American Poems, and Please Excuse This Poem: 100 New Poems for the Next Generation. Wilson, a Pushcart Prize nominee and Cave Canem graduate fellow, is completing a doctorate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in African American and multi-ethnic American poetics.


April 19:  Brian Gilmore & Kim Roberts
May 17: Abdul Ali & celeste doaks
June 21Jose Ballesteros & Sheila Moldonado, co-sponsored by Letras Latinas
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