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jphilie

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  • The GPI open mic at Bossa in May was hot! Old friends came out of the woodwork to strut their stuff, new artists wowed us with their wonderful words, and people were moved to rhythmic collaboration. Some of the new folks included members of The DC Poetry Project, who we’ll be seeing a little more [...]

  • Thanks to all who came out to Bossa in April! New faces and old friends stopped by to share their thoughts through beautiful inspiring words and rhythms. Here are some highlights: Shahid called on us to raise our voice, make a choice, ’cause our leaders have no vision, just callus disregard for this world where [...]

  • Please join us every second Tuesday of the month at Bossa, 2463 18th St. NW, DC 20009. Our open mic is 7-9 PM, and it’s usually followed by a great band. Hope to see you at the next one!: Bossa, Tuesday, April 14, 2015, 7-9 PM

  • In February and March, the Guerrilla Poetry Insurgency held inspiring open mics at Bossa. Our usual host, Jessica, was away both months, but we had awesome subs there (Catherine, Elizabeth, and Shahid) to keep the rhythm going. If you are interested in being on the substitute host list, start coming out to GPI a little [...]

  • We kicked off 2015 in poetic style with many friends stopping by Bossa in January. If the night showed me anything, it’s that it’ll be a great year for poetry. So much going on in the world, so much to share. Here are some highlights: Shahid reminded us that we fought a world war to [...]

  • We wrapped up the year nicely at Bossa in December. GPI vets and new voices shared their varied perspectives, rhythms, and rhymes. l saw once again how poetry brings us together and can help us peacefully explore our differences. Here are some highlights: Since it was holiday time, Catherine shared her Christmas carol, Fascism is [...]

  • Thanks to all who came out in November! We had a great time as always at Bossa. Catherine B. Krause, who found us in October, became our impromptu feature. You can see more of her work at http://catherinebkrause.com/. Here are the open mic highlights… Luis focused, got down in the lotus, because clarity’s a rarity but [...]

  • Hi all! We had a great time at Bossa in October. We had a rare feature Pasckie Pascua, who was on an east cost tour with his new book, “Red is the Color of my Night.” We first met Pasckie at our Dupont Circle open mics years ago. He resides in North Carolina. We also [...]

  • We had a beautiful night of poetry and inspiration at Bossa in September. Many of the ol’ GPI crew came out, as well as some newcomers. Some highlights… Jessica kicked it off by saying Down to Oppression…There are small steps to a height, where our leaders fight, keeping power not peace, waging war in our [...]

  • GPI had the pleasure of having a special visit from the New York Peace Poets at Bossa in August. These fabulous spoken word artists bring the rhythm, rhyme, and fun(k) to education and building community through art. Check them out here http://abetheprofit.wix.com/the-peace-poets-new#! Shahid hosted the night and welcomed not only the Peace Poets but a [...]

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