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GPI Raises a Lyrical Ruckus at Bossa

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

Last night, the poetry insurgency returned to Bossa in Adams-Morgan. We performed from the stage, the middle of the dance floor, and tables along each wall. Undeterred by the train, Fourth Stream joined us for some collaborative jams after our set finished, and we had the fortune of welcoming Las Vegas based poet-activist-labor organizer Amir Rikkah, who represented big time on the conscious tip:

As we attempt to render a masterpiece
out of a projected catastrophe
It’s time to live our lives passionately
And transform a culture that is systematically
advancing the status quo while damning us
to be cold, broke, hungry, and alone.

Anne kept that vibe alive with a poem of her own. Ted & I each dropped science about torture, before he shared with us his rendition of “The Humpty Dance.” Jessie shared a poem that she wrote on the spot. Jeff shared some Bukowski. Little Mou challenged the system while decrying the “morality police” of grassroots movements, and I spit my shortest poem ever before bringing it Burning Man stylie with Fourth Stream later in the evening.

Join us this Saturday at 5pm in DuPont Circle!

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