Date and Time
Apr 16, 2019 8:00 pm
A Busboys and Poetry event! 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.
Hosted by The D.O.P.E. (Director of Poetry Events for Busboys and Poets) Pages Matam
Pages Matam is an international artist & educator from Cameroon, Central Africa, currently residing in Washington D.C. He is the Director of Poetry Events for Busboys and Poets, a Callaloo Fellow, and Write Bloody published author of The Heart of a Comet (2014), which won Best New Book 2014 from Beltway Poetry Quaterly and was a Teaching for Change bestseller. A national and 2x regional poetry slam champion, he has passions in the field of education, violence and abuse trauma work, immigration reform and youth advocacy. He has been a featured artist and performer on Upworthy, Huffington, Okay Africa, Macy’s, The Pentagon, the Kennedy Center, the Apollo Theater, BET Lyric Cafe, TV One’s Verses & Flow (Season 4 & 5), The Smithsonian Folklife Festival and the Smithsonian African Art Festival. He has performed across the world in Canada, Brazil, Costa Rica, France, Sweden, UAE. He is a proud gummy bear elitist, bowtie enthusiast, professional hugger and anime fanatic.
Featuring: Matt Capone
Southeast DC Native Matt Capone began writing poetry at the young age of 7. Being a natural, he performed in his first oepn mic at 10 years old. Not only has he performed his poetry here in Washington D.C., but also in Philly, New York, and is planning a Mid-Atlantic tour. While Matt is an amazing poet, he is also an Entrepreneur, beginning his own open mic events here in the city called Trap Poetry. Along with his events, Matt Capone has his Poetry Mixtape which incorporates his poetry with 90s and 00s R&B feels.