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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 November event features Sally Wen Mao and Jeneva Stone! An open mic segment will follow the readings. Co-sponsored by Split This Rock and Busboys and Poets.


Date: 3rd Sunday of Every Month (November 19)

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' Eventbrite page.  As available, tickets may also be purchased at the door.)  


November's Sunday Kind of Love features Sally Wen Mao and Jeneva Stone!

Photo collage with Sally Wen Mao (on the left) and Jeneva and Robert Stone (on the right).

Sally Wen Mao is the author of Mad Honey Symposium (Alice James Books, 2014). Her second book, Oculus, is forthcoming from Graywolf Press in 2019. Her work has won a 2017 Pushcart Prize and is published or forthcoming in A Public Space, Poetry, Black Warrior Review, Guernica, The Missouri Review, Tin House, The Best of the Net 2014, and The Best American Poetry 2013, among others. The recipient of fellowships and scholarships from Kundiman, the New York Public Library Cullman Center, and Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Mao holds an M.F.A. from Cornell University. She is the 2017-2018 Jenny McKean Moore Writer-in-Washington at the George Washington University.

Jeneva Stone is the author of MONSTER, an exploration in poetry and lyric prose of the effects DNA variation has had upon her family, especially her son Robert. Our genetic fabric is monstrous -- purposefully shape-shifting and awesome in its effects as it fulfills its evolutionary purpose, to make each of us different. Jeneva's work has appeared in many literary journals, including Poet Lore, Waxwing, jmww, and New England Review Digital. Her work in nonfiction has been honored with fellowships from the MacDowell and Millay Colonies. The story of Robert's rare disease is ongoing and you may follow it on Busily Seeking, Redux, both the blog and  Facebook page. She and Robert live in Maryland.


December: Saida Agostini & Heather Derr-Smith

January: To be announced


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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