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  • Hi folks! We’re at Bossa Bistro & Lounge every second Tuesday of the month. Join us there, 2463 18th St. NW DC, on January 14th 7-9 PM for the first open mic of 2014.  

  • Thanks to all who came to Bossa in November! We had a great time feeding off each others’ energy and poetry, and we even inspired some new poets to arise from the audience. Here are some highlights… Jessica constructed blocks and patterns of love. Luis massaged our nerves with his verbal collages and solar army. [...]

  • It felt like old times in October, with veteran guerrillas on stage and in the audience downstairs at Bossa. New faces added their creativity to the scene, and everyone got a little musical interlude in between. Highlights: Elizabeth condemned the Darwinian figures of the shutdown. Furlough sounds like a new kind of Brazilian wax. Shahid [...]

  • What a great line up we had at September’s open mic. Vets Damian, Gowri, Rob, Lyndi, and Jessica were in the house, with special appearances by Radio Rahim and LA-based poet Mark. The night capped off with a five-person cypher, from which inspiration and silliness flowed. Highlights: Damian fell in love but he shouldn’t have [...]

  • We had an excellent night of poetry at Bossa in August. New faces and GPI vets shared their hearts and minds in poetic and even comedic verses, and we all got to know each other a little bit better. Ah, GPI. Here are some words that stuck out for me: Laurie brought some old school [...]

  • Thanks to all who came out to Coffy Café in July! We made new friends, had some firsts on the mic, and met more of our extended family. Here are the highlights… Peter’s bard-like recitations of original poetry made us feel the sudden grasping of the asp and hunger not for all the world to [...]

  • Bossa was a-buzz upstairs in July, with GPI regs Luis and Jess holdin’ it down. We were joined by a lovely audience, and it was one person’s first open mic experience—we hope she enjoyed it! We wish Luis and his wife love and luck next week during the delivery of their third child. Here are [...]

  • ‘Twas a lovely evening at Bossa last night. Friends brought friends, emailers became faces, thoughts illuminated the room, and love reigned. Some highlights… And she said…Self-boom boom bap, where you going, where you at?  I don’t need more direction, I’ll just change my inflection. Luis slowly unwrapped chains to focus, get down in the lotus, [...]

  • We had a lovely intimate gathering at GPI’s Bossa open mic in May. It may have been hot outside, but we were chillin’ upstairs, spitting and chatting poetry. Special shout-out to Ally and Marisa for coming through and hanging tight. Here are the highlights: Jessica gave them everything in her book, her head, her iPhone–talking [...]

  • Beautiful words, beautiful people, and deep thoughts abounded at GPI’s open mic at Bossa in April. We were happy to welcome some GPI virgins to the mic (air) upstairs and then shake it afterwards to Akoma Drummers and Cheick Hamala’s band downstairs. Here are some poetical highlights: Rob recalled what’s on his mind and stepped [...]

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