Wednesday, January 2, 2013

January Sunday Kind of Love: Jamaal May & Clint Smith

January Sunday Kind of Love
Jamaal May & Clint Smith 

Sunday January 20, 2013
Busboys and Poets
2021 14th St. NW
Washington, DC

Hosted by:
Sarah Browning & Katy Richey
$5 online or at the door
As always, open mic follows!

Co-Sponsored by Busboys and Poets & Split This Rock

Join us on Sunday January 20th to celebrate MLK weekend and this month's Sunday Kind of Love as two poetry favorites, Jamaal May and Clint Smith, take the stage.

Detroiter Jamaal May is the author of Hum (Alice James Books, Nov 2013), winner of the Beatrice Hawley Award, as well as two poetry chapbooks (The God Engine, 2009, and The Whetting of Teeth, 2012). His poems have been published widely with his most recent work appearing or forthcoming in Ploughshares, Kenyon Review, Blackbird, Michigan Quarterly Review, Gulf Coast, The Believer and New England Review. Honors include scholarships and fellowships from Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Cave Canem, and Callaloo, as well as several nominations to both the Pushcart Prize and Best New Poets anthologies. Jamaal is a graduate of Warren Wilson's MFA program for writers and recipient of the 2011-2013 Stadler Fellowship from Bucknell University. In addition to being a finalist at several national and international poetry slams, he is a three-time Rustbelt Regional Slam champion and has been a member of six national poetry slam teams, including the 2012 semi-finalist NYC LouderARTS team.
Clint Smith is a poet, activist, and 10th grade English teacher from New Orleans, Louisiana. He is the 2012 Graffiti DC Grand Slam Champion and is a member of the 2012 Beltway Poetry Team, representing DC at the National Poetry Slam. Clint has performed and spoken at the International AIDS Conference, the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies Conference, the African Leadership Academy, and the School for International Training. He has been featured on TVOne's premier poetry and music show, Verses & Flow, and has served as a cultural ambassador to Swaziland on behalf of the U.S. State Department, conducting poetry workshops with youth throughout the country focused on HIV/AIDS prevention, cross-cultural understanding, and self-empowerment. Following the 2012 Individual World Poetry Slam, he is the 5th ranked poet in the world.
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