Date and Time
Dec 5, 2019 9:00 pm
A Busboys and Poetry Event hosted this week by DJ Tao
Whether freestyle or written, DJ Tao is word in motion.
DJ Tao began his career as a spoken word artist in the Washington, DC area. After extensive experience performing locally he decided to expand his audience. He took his act on the road, touring America’s colleges with a duet called “The Pen and Paper”. This seasoned writer has also released several studio projects featuring his work. DJ Tao has shown that poetry is truly for the people. A poet with a distinct voice, he has flipped poetry into a fresh new style – free-word. His improvised free-word poems are an interactive, democratic experience for everyone in the room. He turns ‘his’ poem into ‘our’ poem. As an open-mic host, DJ Tao is a poet with a feel for the moment. He has a funny, witty way of getting the whole room thinking and laughing at the same time. Since 2010 he has hosted at Busboys and Poets in their Shirlington and Hyattsville locations. And since 2016 he has hosted Eggspress Yourself, a monthly open mic in Silver Spring, MD.
DJ Tao is the most unpredictable poet on the planet. So when you see him in action…. Say ‘word’!
FEATURING: GRIM JACKSON
Grim Jackson started writing poetry in 2013 as a form of personal expression in his high school poetry club. In 2016 he became the only person in the world to win both the Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Slam and the National Poetry Slam in the same year. He has continued to make history by winning the Southern Fried Regional slam 3 years in a row. He is known for his unique perspective, and groundbreaking approach to poetry and art.
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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. 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 a forfeiture of seats.