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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 October open mic will feature Jennifer Chang, Joseph Legaspi and Matthew Olzmann. An open mic segment will follow their readings.  Co-sponsored by Split This Rock, Busboys and Poets, and Kundiman. More info here:


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: Jennifer Chang, Joseph Legaspi, and Matthew Olzmann, co-sponsored by Kundiman

Date: October 19


Jennifer Chang is the author of The History of Anonymity.  Poems from a new manuscript have appeared in Best American Poetry 2012, Kenyon Review, The Nation, Poetry, A Public Space, The Rumpus, and have been featured on NPR's Morning Edition and the arts and culture blogs of the Chronicle of Higher Education and PBS NewsHour.  She also writes about poetry for the Los Angeles Review of Books and is completing a critical study on race, pastoral, and American modernist poetics..  She co-chairs the advisory board of Kundiman and is an assistant professor of English and Creative Writing at George Washington University.  She lives in DC with her husband and son.
Joseph O. Legaspi is the author of Imago (CavanKerry Press) and two chapbooks: Aviary, Bestiary (Organic Weapon Arts), winner of the David Blair Memorial Prize, and Subways (Thrush Press). Recent works appeared in, jubilat, The Journal, Painted Bride Quarterly, BLOOM, and the anthology Coming Close (Prairie Lights/University of Iowa Press). He co-founded Kundiman (, a non-profit organization serving Asian American literature.
Matthew Olzmann’s first book of poems, Mezzanines, received the 2011 Kundiman Prize and was published by Alice James Books. His writing has appeared or is forthcoming in New England Review, Kenyon Review, Poetry Northwest, The Southern Review, Forklift, Ohio and elsewhere. Currently, he is a Visiting Professor of Creative Writing in the undergraduate writing program at Warren Wilson College and co-editor of The Collagist.  (



November 16: Featured poets Jody Bolz & Pages Matam

December 21: Sam Taylor & Joshua Weiner

January 18: Venus Thrash & Elmaz Abinader