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  • Come to our poetry open mic at Bossa in August! Bring your words or your favorite OPP (other people’s poetry). Let’s hear your poetical thoughts on our current state of affairs. Rhythmic therapy, anyone? See you there! Tuesday, August 8 at 7 PM – 9 PM Bossa Bistro + Lounge 2463 18th St NW, Washington, [...]

  • The April open mic at Bossa was a doozy. We had a great turnout, both on the stage and in the audience, with new open mic-ers and some regular faves. Here are some highlights: Zane spoofed our commanda-in-chief: winna, looza; money, fame, and powa; winna dominate, vermine conqua. Luis asked us to have some patience [...]

  • GPI Activities in January, February, and March We had our second-Tuesdsay open mics at Bossa in January, February, and March, and one even had a guest host. Thanks to all who help host and show up to share the stuff all the time! You are all inspiring. Here are just a few highlights from one [...]

  • Hi all! We’ll be marching around DC this weekend, Saturday January 21, 2017, to celebrate women and the issues that are important to them. We plan to meet up with our old pals in the Rhythm Worker’s Union during the march. They are resurrecting the Mother Drum Ship. Find their meetup information here: Later [...]

  • We are still recovering from the elections but were out at Bossa to keep the poetry lamp burning in December. Some highlights: The Poet with No Name is no longer confused by four lines–I move, I move for trapped black queens too tired to know what a nap means. Zane shared what happens to a [...]

  • We had another great night at Bossa in November. Here are some highlights: Jess was wrapped up in her own greatly wasting time or spending it well thinking about how to make the world better. Chris preached the good fight for all the ANC to hear in sweetly spontaneous freestyle. Courtney’s boyfriend is the cosmos, [...]

  • Despite my inability to find my notes on our activities in August, September, and October, we were doing stuff! As always we were at Bossa every second Tuesday during those months. Some of those nights even had special guest hosts! We also had a couple classic Guerrilla Poetry Insurgency lyrical ambushes on Dupont Circle! It [...]

  • The DC Guerrilla Poetry Insurgency (GPI) Lyrical Ambush creates a space for artists to explore social justice, racism, campaign finance, international events, police brutality, war vs peace, corporate domination vs meaningful democracy, the “war on drugs,” and the misuse of fear to degrade civil liberties. 2016 is an unprecedented year in American politics and we [...]

  • Hey Guerrilla Poets! Our friend Rica Madrid has been part of a march from NYC to DC to demand the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment into the US Constitution with performance artist Natalie White. #MarchForERA started on July 8 and will go to July 23, walking 250 miles over 16 days through cities like New [...]

  • We were at Bossa in July, doing our GPI thing…open mic with all sorts of people rolling through and sharing what’s on their mind. Here are some highlights… Jess saluted the web of the free and the roam of the brave. Khadeejah reminded us to unwind, travel in your heart and mind, love a lot [...]

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