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.
Mandla 'Kosi' Dunnis tap-dancing, beat-boxing poet, longboarder, and Individual Studies major at the University of Maryland in College Park. He enjoys Charm's Super Blowpops, plot twists, the Baltimore "Two Step", 2D Animation, and the occasional Twitter rant. As an alumni of the DC Youth Slam Team, Kosi Dunn earned his proverbial stripes competing/performing nationally as well as serving as Busboys and Poets' monthly youth open mic host at their 5th & K location. Kosi hopes to foster a diverse community of student poet-activists and cannot wait to share his inimitable excitement and love for storytelling with the BB&P Hyattsville family.
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Busboys and Poets
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.