Date and Time
Dec 17, 2018 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: Camisha Jones
Camisha L. Jones is the author of Flare (Finishing Line Press, 2017). Whether her focus is chronic pain, hearing loss, gender inequality, racial bias, or other topics, her hope is that her work pushes back against oppressive forces that would have us small, silenced, and divided. Her poems are published at The New York Times, Poets.org, Button Poetry, The Deaf Poets Society, Beltway Poetry Quarterly, Typo, The Quarry, and elsewhere. She is Franklin & Marshall College’s 2017 Lapine Poetry Fellow, one of The Loft Literary Center's 2017 Spoken Word Immersion Fellows, and a Fellow of The Watering Hole. She competed at the 2013 National Poetry Slam on behalf of Slam Richmond. Camisha is Managing Director at Split This Rock.
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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.