Thursday 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.
Tonight's open mic hosted by 2Deep
2Deep has certainly made a name for herself in the poetry community since 2006 by performing at Ottawa University (Canada), Cornell University, and opening for the late Gill Scott-Heron in 2009. She was a member of Busboys and Poets’ 2009 Slam Team, Word War II Champion, and served as the Busboys and Poets' Slam Master. Currently, she’s selling her book, Spoken Heard, and stays busy with her blog, 2DeepUncensored. 2Deep welcomes the life lessons, as they make for beautiful and honest poetry.
Joshua Roman was born and raised more ignorant than enlightened. He still, to this day, would never claim to be anywhere near above average when it comes to intelect, aquired insight, or even general awareness of the world in which he currently inhabits. His childhood was awkward and dominated by disproportional growth of bodily appendages. Larger than average "ears-to-rest-of-head" ratio combined with off brand clothing as well as, really, just a general lack of "coolness," believe it or not, can turn the back 8 seats of an Onslow County Public School bus into a tiny mobile Guantanamo. This was where joshua started writing, mainly because picking apart and exploiting the most deep seeded fears and insecurities of his fellow adolescents didnt come as easily to him as the rest of his "paid lunch" peer group. Freestyling self esteem destruction off the top wasnt really his strong suit so he just sat there and took every dumbo, satelite, and crystal clear reception joke thrown at him all while constantly writing in his notebook.
Surprisingly several weeks actually passed before someone busting on him for the notebook. It was at that time Josh stood up and before his aggressor could finish his insult Josh repeated the bullys name, an exact date, and time, then commenced reciting all he had wrote down.
Daniel Jenning.... February 13th... 730 am... took right hand inserted it as far in his crack as possible, pulled it out, and sniffed it....3 times! The laughter was immeasurable for 5 solid seconds till Josh continued. James Lip... February 15th... 1225pm... in the southside cafeteria bathroom handicap stall... masturbated for 5 whole minutes...to a page of granny panties torn out of a JCPenny catalog. Billy Freeman... March 3rd... 230 pm... while walking up bus steps. sagging has its disadvantages. 8 in dookie skidmark on white and green shamrock boxers...the same 8 in skidmark I noticed from the first time I saw it back on February 12th! There's a couple different scenarios that could explain that, but none of them make it any less gross. By this time only one kid in the very back seat was still laughing, the biggest of the bus bullys... Phillip Kent, till Josh said his name the loudest of all. Phillip Kent!.... Jenny Kent, his older sister, who accidentally saw Phillip get out of the shower once said he is almost 16 years old and still does not have one single pubic hair! Josh had been observing every kid from the back of the bus scrupulously for almost an entire month meticulously taking notes the entire time. March 5th...3pm...Josh was mercilessly beaten by four bullys 2 blocks from his home, but it was worth it cuz that day Josh found out you dont have to be the smartest, deepest, or most creative writer to make a point, change a view, or strike a nerve. All u have to do is keep an open mind, observe, and record. This amazing world writes itself.