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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 September event features Lauren K. Alleyne and Rasheed Copeland!  An open mic segment will follow readings. Co-sponsored by Split This Rock and Busboys and Poets.


Date: 3rd Sunday of Every Month (September 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 Busboys' website.  As available, tickets may also be purchased at the door.)  


This reading will feature Lauren K. Alleyne and Rasheed Copeland!

Photo collage of Lauren K. Alleyne on the left and Rasheed Copeland on the right.

Lauren K. Alleyne is the author of Difficult Fruit (Peepal Tree Press, 2014). Alleyne’s fiction, non-fiction, interviews, and poetry have been widely published in journals and anthologies such as Women’s Studies Quarterly, Guernica, The Caribbean Writer, Black Arts Quarterly, The Cimarron Review, Crab Orchard Review, Gathering Ground, and Growing Up Girl, among others. Her work has earned several honors and awards, most recently the Picador Guest Professorship in Literature at the University of Leipzig, Germany, a 2014 Iowa Arts Council Fellowship, and first place in the 2016 Split This Rock Poetry Contest. She is a Cave Canem graduate, and is originally from Trinidad and Tobago. Alleyne is currently the assistant director of the Furious Flower Poetry Center, and an associate professor of English at James Madison University.

Rasheed Copeland is a renowned poet raised in Washington, DC. He placed 2nd in the world at the 2015 Individual World Poetry slam and has also competed as a member of DC’s 2010 and 2011 Busboys and Poets 11th hour slam team.  As the 2010 NUSPA (National Underground Spokenword Award) winner for “Best Performance Male” he has featured at various venues along the east coast including the Lincoln Theatre, the Howard Theatre, the prominent Busboys and Poet’s as well as the Legendary Spit Dat. He is currently studying English at the undergraduate level at Howard University in his junior year. Photo by Naji Copeland.


October: Jee Leong Koh & to be announced

November: To be announced

December: Luis Alberto Ambroggio & to be announced


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