Date and Time
Nov 18, 2019 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: JASMIN NICOLE
Jasmin Nicole is a 27-year-old, lesbianic mixture of red wine slushees, Black Girl Magic, Family Guy references, emotional turmoil and lots and lots of cheesecake. She began writing at the age of 6 and hasn’t put her pen down since. She was the 2017 Philadelphia Grand Slam Winner and was slotted to represent the city in IWPS for the same year. Her work has been featured in Radius: Poetry From The Center of the Edge. Through poetry, she gives faces and names to her past traumas while simultaneously healing from them in the present. She believes poets don’t choose what they write about, life chooses for them. When she is not writing or on-stage, she can be found in her bathrobe with her bearded-dragon-daughter Sebastia watching The Walking Dead’s newest episodes
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.