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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, DC area and around the nation. The event is hosted by Rasha Abdulhadi. An open mic segment will follow the readings. Co-sponsored by Split This Rock and Busboys and Poets.


Date: 3rd Sunday of Every Month 

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


The venue is wheelchair accessible but does not have automated doors. The stage in this room has steps. To make the stage area more accessible for all readers, featured poets and open mic participants should prepare to read from a floor-level stage area in the back of the room.

Split This Rock strives to make its programs and materials accessible to all. If you have questions about accessibility or requests for specific accommodations, please contact Split This Rock at or 202-787-5210. Advance notice of two weeks or more allows us to seek out and offer more options for accommodation requests


October's Sunday Kind of Love features Kathi Wolfe and Cyree Jarelle Johnson.

Kathi Wolfe appears seated against a grey background wearing glasses. Cyree Jarelle Johnson appears outdoors and laughs, looking at the camera.

About Kathi Wolfe and Cyree Jarelle Johnson:

Kathi Wolfe Kathi Wolfe is a writer and poet.  Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Poetry Magazine, and other publications. She is a contributor to the groundbreaking anthologies QDA: A Queer Disability Anthology and Beauty Is a Verb: The New Poetry of Disability. Wolfe is the author of four poetry collections: Helen Takes the Stage: The Helen Keller Poems (Pudding House Press); The Green Light (Finishing Line Press); The Uppity Blind Girl Poems (BrickHouse Books) and Love and Kumquats: New and Selected Poems (BrickHouse Books). Wolfe has been awarded a Puffin Foundation grant and Writer’s grants from Vermont Studio Center.  In 2008, she was a Lambda Literary Foundation Emerging Writer Fellow.  She is a contributor to the acclaimed LGBTQ paper The Washington Blade.

Cyree Jarelle Johnson is a librarian and writer from Piscataway, New Jersey. They hold a MS in Library and Information Science from Drexel University and an MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia University. He is the author of two books, SLINGSHOT (2019) and How Greek Immigrants Made America Home (2018). Cyree’s work has appeared in The New York Times, Boston Review, Rewire News, The Root, and MOTHERBOARD/Vice. They have given speeches and lectures at The White House, TEDxColumbia University, Brown University, The University of Pennsylvania, community organizations, churches, festivals, and conferences throughout the United States.



Oct 20 --  Cyree Jarelle Johnson and Kathi Wolfe
Nov 17 -- Reuben Jackson and Malik Thompson
Dec 15 -- Sami Miranda and Nicole Homer


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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