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Monday Night Open Mic! A Busboys and Poetry Event For two hours audiences can expect a diverse chorus of voices and a vast array of professional spoken word performers, open mic rookies, musicians and a different host every week.
Angelique Palmer is a writer first. Her pieces range from erotica to eclectic- focusing mostly on family, love, addiction and recovery. She is the author of four chapbooks & recorded two poetry cd’s. After hosting Silent Treatment Entertainment’s weekly open mic, “Spirits and Lyrics” in Manassas for nearly three years she created their Lock’d & Loaded Cash Slam. Beltway Poetry Slam’s 2011 Newbie Slam Champion, she competes nationally and locally, going to the Final Stage at Slam Richmond for the second season in a row. On the road she doesn’t make friends, she enlarges her family with features in New Jersey, Ohio, Colorado, and Minnesota. A Creative Writing graduate from Florida State University, she was (re)born and raised on the Literary Café & Poetry Lounge stage- studying with the late Will “Da Real One” Bell. She tries really hard, but she cannot say funny things about herself. She wrote this
Tafisha Edwards is a Guyanese Canadian poet, Cave Canem fellow, Jiminez-Porter Writers House graduate, one of the contributing editors for Kweli Journal, and an unapologetic glamourpuss. She lives and works in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area after earning her B.A. in Journalism from the University of Maryland College Park. You can find her work in Toe Good Poetry, Stylus, and three editions of Out Loud and the upcoming issue of Vinyl Poetry. She won first place in the Prince George’s Write-a-Book Contest for fiction two years in a row (2005-2006, 2006-2007) and poetry 2007-2008. You can find her in between bookshelves, on a bus to Brooklyn, or somewhere between Takoma Park and U Street.
Our Tribal Statement
Busboys and Poets is a community where racial and cultural connections are consciously uplifted...a place to take a deliberate pause and feed your mind, body and soul...a space for art, culture and politics to intentionally collide...we believe that by creating such a space we can inspire social change and begin to transform our community and the world.
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