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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 October event features Ruth Irupé Sanabria and Melissa Tuckey! An open mic segment will follow the readings. Co-sponsored by Split This Rock and Busboys and Poets.


Date: 3rd Sunday of Every Month (October 15)

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.)  


October's Sunday Kind of Love features Ruth Irupé Sanabria and Melissa Tuckey!

Photo collage with Ruth Irupé Sanabria (on the left) and Melissa Tuckey (on the right).

Ruth Irupé Sanabria was born in Bahia Blanca, Argentina during a dictatorship (1976-1984), which claimed the lives of over 30,000 people from all walks of life. Both of her parents were kidnapped, tortured and “disappeared” in clandestine concentration camps. After a 6 month disappearance, her parents were transferred to separate prisons as political prisoners. She and her mother were exiled to Seattle, Washington on December 23, 1979.  Ruth Irupé grew up between Seattle, Washington and  Washington DC  (Mt. Pleasant and Adams Morgan). Her first collection of poetry, The Strange House Testifies (Bilingual Press), won 2nd place (Poetry) in the 2010 Annual Latino Book Awards.  Her second collection of poems received the 2014 Letras Latinas/ Red Hen Press Award and will be published in 2017. Her poems have appeared in anthologies such as Women Writing Resistance and U.S. Latino Literature Today.  She holds an MFA from NYU and a B.A. in English and Puerto Rican & Hispanic Caribbean Studies from Rutgers. She works as a high school English teacher and lives with her husband and three children in Perth Amboy, N.J.

Melissa Tuckey is a poet, editor, and literary activist. She’s a co-founder of Split This Rock, where she currently serves as eco-justice poetry project coordinator. She’s editor of Ghost Fishing: An Eco-Justice Poetry Anthology, forthcoming with University of Georgia Press in March of 2018. Tenuous Chapel, her book of poems, was selected by Charles Simic for the ABZ First Book Award in 2013.  Other honors include a Black Earth Institute fellowship and a winter fellowship at Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. Her poems have been anthologized in DC Poets Against the War anthology, Ecopoetry, Fire and Ink: Social Action Writing and most recently in Truth to Power and recent work has appeared in Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and the Environment, Cutthroat, Kenyon Review, and Missouri Review. Melissa lives in Ithaca, New York.


November: Jeneva Stone & Sally Wen Mao

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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