Date and Time
Feb 17, 2020 8:00 pm
A Busboys and Poets event hosted this week by Angelique Palmer
Angelique Palmer is a poetry slam doyen, a finalist in the 2015 Women of the World Poetry Slam and a member of The Beltway Poetry Slam Team in 2017. The Creative Writing graduate from Florida State University now calls northern Virginia home. She’s penned more than a dozen self-published chapbooks as well as THE CHAMBERMAID’S STYLE GUIDE, the full-length book of poetry on Sargent Press. She's a 2018 Colgate University Writing Retreat Resident, a 2017 Fellow of The Watering Hole, a 2015 A ROOM OF HER OWN writing retreat new recruit, and a 2014 Pink Door Writing retreat alumna. Her publications include BORDERLINE, THE MUD SEASON REVIEW and WUSGOOD BLACK?. While being the featured poet in more than a dozen cities across the U.S., she is also the co-editor of BEECH STREET REVIEW, the slam manager at The Beltway Poetry Slam and makes her own ice cream.
FEATURING: ROSCOE BURNEMS
Douglas Powell (Roscoe Burnems) is a spoken-word artist, teacher, husband, and father. He has dedicated his life to poetry, education, and entertainment, and a way to blend the three worlds together. Speaking candidly on everything from bullying to equality, from depression to oppression, what it means to overcome all obstacles, and how to do it through spoken-word.
Douglas hasn't limited his passion to competitions. He is the author of three published works: Fighting Demons, Chrysalis Under Fire, and God, Love, Death and Other Synonyms. He has also been published in over a dozen literary magazines and journals, including: Freeze Ray Magazine, Flypaper Magazine, Scene & Heard, Into Quarterly, Beltway Quarterly, Drunk in a Midnight Choir, and Rise Up Review.
Roscoe recently tapped into stand-up comedy with his groundbreaking special Traumedy, combining funny stories, jokes, wit, and sarcasm intertwined into prolific spoken word poems. The special has been featured in several magazines in Richmond, VA and is currently streaming. Comedy has been a quiet first love for him and he is now using it as another medium to shedding light on taboo topics.
Douglas Powell/ Roscoe Burnems has become a layered performer using his many talents to discuss trauma, resilience, and the human experience.
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. Expect to be moved, expect a packed house, expect the unexpected, but above all come with an open mind and ear.
$5 cover. Wristbands are available for purchase online at midnight and in the restaurant starting at 10:00 AM (cash only). No refunds. Ticket purchase limit of 4 per person. Guests must have their wristbands (tickets) on upon entering the event.
Seating is available on a first come, first seated basis. No saved or reserved seats are allowed. Failure to check in within 30 minutes of advertised start time may result in forfeiture of seats.