Date and Time
Mar 16, 2019 9:00 pm
S T O K E D
Stoked: A Queer Open Mic debuted at Busboys and Poets after the previous queer series, Sparkle ended in 2017. It is the vision of poets C Thomas & Regie Cabico to bring to life and light the ever-expanding identity of race, sexual identity and gender. The series features musical, literary & multidisciplinary genres that "go in" the very depth of struggle finding hope, laughter and solace during these uncertain politically charged and toxic times. Regie Cabico's anthology, Super Stoked, is the inspiration by poet activist, C Thomas to create the space for Queer People of Color, thus forming an intergenerational bond by two beloved Busboys and Poets open mic hosts holding their various communities together.
Tickets at the Door are cash only - $10
* * *
ABOUT THE HOSTS
Regie Cabico is the first Asian and Queer poet to win the Nuyorican Poets Cafe Grand Slam, later taking top prizes in the 1993, 1994 & 1997 National Poetry Slams He took a first place prize with New York's Bowery Poetry Club. His work appears on TEDx Talk, HBO Def Poetry Jam, NPR Snap Judgement. His work appears in over 50 anthologies including The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry & Spoken Word Revolution. He produces Capturing Fire: an International Queer Slam in Washington, DC for almost a decade. He resides in Washington, DC
C. Thomas is a writer and performance artist based in Washington, DC. Effectively weaving his emotions into accessible works of art, C. has stunned audiences at Studio 2001 Art Gallery, Angelina College, Howard University, Prince George's Community College, Thomas Jefferson University, Eleanor Roosevelt High School and Journey of Faith United Methodist Church and was named a Pioneer of Poetry by NUSPA (National Underground Spoken Word Poetry Awards) in 2015. An unapologetic voice for social change, C. continues to use art as advocacy for organizations such as Child Abuse Prevention Awareness, Black Lives Matter, SGL (Same Gender Loving) and the LGBT community of which he is proud to be a part
FEATURING: MADAMME SEDUCTION (Burlesque Dancer) & PI-ANIR The Poet
About Madamme Seduction:
Described as what happens when you mix Grace Jones, Okoye, and Maleficent. Madamme Seduction is a DC area, femdom, sex educator, kinklesque performer, and erotic enhancement specialist with a plethora of skills gained over 10 years of debauchery. This kinky sapiosexual aims to use adult sex education and kink to expand pleasure narratives while interrupting cycles of abuse.
About Pi-Anir the Poet
Pi-Anir the Poet, a spoken word artist from Chicago’s West side by way of Ft. Lauderdale FL is an avid writer and performer. A uniquely vast poet whose life of adversity is the prelude to her greatest stories, Pi-Anir is descriptive with an invigorating outlook. Her Poetic body of work includes a host of local venues across the US and International Performances in Iceland and Amsterdam. Pi-Anir has opened for such artists as Sunni Patterson and Maimouna Youssef (Mumu Fresh) She has mentored young poets and developed a creative writing and poetry program to expose at risk teens to Poetry and writing in a non-traditional sense.
This multifaceted artist is well versed in the extremely soft to absolutely hardcore raw emotions, and is not timorous to convey what she believes in.