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  • “American Values” by Erica Woods

    “American Values” by Erica Woods

    American Values   Big bank exec regrets a fraudulent scheme Underpaid staff were forced to leave Customers robbed of money and privacy He’ll get a bonus this year   Murderous police wield the gun Another black body taken down There’s a crime on the camera but since there’s no sound She’ll get paid leave   Wild frat parties “Boys will be boys!” Unconscious girl becomes a sex toy Jail time would be much too hard on the lad He’ll graduate […]

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  • Spaces: Clouds Marching (feat. Komplex with “Marching Song”)

    Spaces: Clouds Marching (feat. Komplex with “Marching Song”)

    “Where Langston Hughes meets Mos Def,” he walks like a poet and talks like an MC. Poet. Hip-Hop Artist. Host. Author. Actor. Educator. Professional. He closes his eyes and the stage becomes GOD’s ear; every poem a secret, every rhyme a confession. Torn between Hip-Hop and Spoken Word he owns the title of a writer and over the years has engraved his place as a master of the stage. Komplex aka K.o.M.-Mr. Keep On Moving. He has performed on BETJ’s […]

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  • Spaces: Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens (A Rose Out of The Gardens, feat. Maria Fenton)

    Spaces: Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens (A Rose Out of The Gardens, feat. Maria Fenton)

    Maria Fenton is a playwright, entrepreneur, and artist. She is also the founding principal consultant of the creative works consulting firm, ArtLifeStyle. An experienced actress on the stage and in film, she has performed in productions in Boston, New York and The District of Columbia. This poem, “Rose”, is an extract from her play, Mistresspiece, published by ALS Publishing. http://www.alsconsultant.com   Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens (From Site) Coming here in the 1800s,Walter Shaw found the wetlands were a good place to build […]

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  • Young Tree: Poetic Struggle

    Young Tree: Poetic Struggle

    Kentry Kinard, also known as Young Tree, is a writer, journalist, activist, spoken word artist and emcee. http://theurbanrevival.com/

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  • Lauryn Nesbitt: Congo (Spoken Word)

    Lauryn Nesbitt: Congo (Spoken Word)

    Lauryn Nesbitt is a student in Washington, DC.

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  • Drew Brokeballer Anderson: Flapjack

    Drew Brokeballer Anderson: Flapjack

    Hip hop artist. High school teacher. Slam poet. Garbage Pail Kid collector. Award-winning filmmaker. Transformers movie discrepancy pointer outer. Much could be said about Drew Anderson, aka Droopy the Broke Baller, but if it ain’t good, it probably ain’t true. This wily rascal and two-time DC/Baltimore National Slam Team member is wanted in 0.5 states, unarmed, and minimally dangerous. That is, unless you count his dangerously hilarious knack for spoofing contemporary pop and hip hop songs and converting them to […]

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  • Simone Jacobson: How to Lower Your Standards

    Simone Jacobson: How to Lower Your Standards

    Born in Phoenix, Arizona, Simone Jacobson is a Washington, DC-based writer, performer and curator of artistic talent, projects and programs. She is founding co-director of Sulu DC, a monthly showcase of Asian and Pacific Islander American performing artists. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in French Language and Literature from the University of Maryland. Her writing has appeared in Beltway Poetry Quarterly and on multiple blogs including IHM9to5, The Lantern Review and The Couch Sessions. Her project and arts management […]

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  • Drew Brokeballer Anderson: The Apple on the iPhone

    Drew Brokeballer Anderson: The Apple on the iPhone

    While filming some Angles, Drew’s phone froze on him…he freestyled this piece. He is the Truth. Hip hop artist. High school teacher. Slam poet. Garbage Pail Kid collector. Award-winning filmmaker. Transformers movie discrepancy pointer outer. Much could be said about Drew Anderson, aka Droopy the Broke Baller, but if it ain’t good, it probably ain’t true.

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  • Episode #3: Living Legacy (E. Ethelbert Miller)

    Episode #3: Living Legacy (E. Ethelbert Miller)

    We wanted to have a conversation with the always insightful E. Ethelbert Miller. The poet with a Hip-Hop style, Bomani Armah was guest host on this episode and the dialogue was playful and engaging. Bomani Armah, Guest Host: http://www.notarapper.com/ ————————— E. Ethelbert Miller is a literary activist. He is the board chairperson of the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS). He is a board member of The Writer’s Center and editor of Poet Lore magazine. Since 1974, he has been the […]

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  • Episode #1: Entrepreneurial Activism (Busboys & Poets)

    Episode #1: Entrepreneurial Activism (Busboys & Poets)

    Busboys and Poets is a community gathering place. First established in 2005 Busboys and Poets was created by owner Anas “Andy” Shallal, an Iraqi-American artist, activist and restaurateur. After opening, the flagship location at 14th and V Streets, NW (Washington DC), the neighboring residents and the progressive community, embraced Busboys, especially activists opposed to the Iraq War. Busboys and Poets is now located in three distinctive neighborhoods in the Washington Metropolitan area and is a community resource for artists, activists, […]

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