- Busboys and Poets - Takoma, Washington DC
Sunday Kind of Love Open Mic Poetry features emerging and established poets from the Washington, DC area and around the nation. Each program includes one to two featured poets and an open mic segment.
This month's host is Sarah Browning & Katy Ritchie
Sarah Browning is the director of Split This Rock, a national organization dedicated to integrating the poetry of provocation and witness into public life and supporting the poets who write this vital work. She is an Associate Fellow of the Institute for Policy Studies, poetry co-editor of On The Issues Magazine, author of Whiskey in the Garden of Eden, and co-editor of D.C. Poets Against the War: An Anthology. The recipient of an artist fellowship from the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, she has also received a Creative Communities Initiative grant and the People Before Profits Poetry Prize.
Katy Richey is a poet and teacher living the Washington Metro area. Her work has appeared in Beltway Poetry Quarterly and forthcoming in Gargoyle Magazine. She has performed poetry at venues throughout the Washington, DC metro area including the 2006 Capital BookFest, and has been a featured reader at the Arlington Public Libraries Reading Series and WPFW 89.3 FM "On the Margin." She has written curriculum for the Montgomery County Public Schools ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) Department including poetry and creative writing pathways. She currently teaches English in Silver Spring, MD.
Ruth Forman is the author of three award-winning books: poetry collections We Are the Young Magicians (Beacon, 1993) and Renaissance, (Beacon, 1997) and children’s book, Young Cornrows Callin Out the Moon (Children’s Book Press, 2007). She is the recipient of the Barnard New Women Poets Prize, The Pen Oakland Josephine Miles Literary Award, The Durfee Artist Fellowship, the National Council of Teachers of English Notable Book Award, and recognition by The American Library Association. Her latest collection is Prayers Like Shoes (2009) by Whit Press. Ms. Forman currently lives in Washington, DC.
Called by The Bloomsbury Review, “one of the most insightful and spirited poets today,” Pam Uschuk is the author of six books of poems, including the award-winning Without the Comfort of Stars: New and Selected Poems (2007 Sampark Press, New Delhi and London), Crazy Love (Wings Press), winner of a 2010 American Book Award and Wild in the Plaza of Memory (Wings Press, April 2012). Translated into a dozen languages, Uschuk won the 2011 War Poetry Prize from Winning Writers, 2010 New Millennium Poetry Prize, 2010 Best of the Web, the Struga Poetry Prize (for a single poem), the Dorothy Daniels Writing Award from the National League of American PEN Women, and others. Uschuk is Associate Professor of Creative Writing at Fort Lewis College. Editor-In-Chief of the literary magazine, Cutthroat, A Journal of the Arts, she lives in Bayfield, Colorado and Tucson, Arizona.
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