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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. Hosted by Rasha Abdulhadi, the July event features Danielle Badra and Steven Leyva! An open mic segment will follow the readings. Co-sponsored by Split This Rock and Busboys and Poets.


Date: 3rd Sunday of Every Month (August 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 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


August's Sunday Kind of Love features Alexa Patrick and Gabriel Ramirez

About Alexa Patrick and Gabriel Ramirez:

Alexa Patrick is a singer and poet from Connecticut. She is a graduate of American University, where she studied Psychology, African-American and African Diaspora Studies, and Spanish. Alexa is a Cave Canem Fellow, and holds teaching positions through Split This Rock, The University of the District of Columbia, and the Center for Creative Youth at Wesleyan University. She has also coached the slam teams of American University and George Washington University for the College Union Poetry Slam Invitational, as well as Split This Rock’s 2019 DC Youth Slam Team for Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Slam Festival. You may find Alexa's work published in CRWN Magazine and The BreakBeat Poets Vol. 2: Black Girl Magic.

Gabriel Ramirez is a Queer Afro-Latinx poet, activist, and teaching artist. Gabriel has received fellowships from The Conversation Literary Arts Festival, Palm Beach Poetry Festival, The Watering Hole, CantoMundo, and Callaloo. Gabriel has performed on Broadway at the New Amsterdam Theatre, United Nations, Lincoln Center, Apollo Theatre, and other venues & universities around the nation. Gabriel was featured in Huffington Post, VIBE Magazine, Blavity, Upworthy, The Flama, and Remezcla. You can find his work in various spaces, including YouTube and in publications like The Volta, Winter Tangerine, WUSGOOD, Drunk in a Midnight Choir, and VINYL. He is included in ¡MANTECA!: An Anthology of Afro-Latino Poetry (Arte Público Press, 2017), Bettering American Poetry Anthology (Bettering Books, 2017), and the forthcoming What Saves Us: Poems of Empathy and Outrage in the Age of Trump (Northwestern University Press, 2019).


Sep 15 -- Tyler French and heidi andrea restrepo rhodes
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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