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  • 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 [...]

  • We had a lovely time at Bossa in July. Some old friends and new faces joined the fun. Here are the highlights… Mark reminded us that Napoleon Turner used to read Langston Hughes each Sunday on WPFW. Hey Nap, where ya headin’? End of the line, got a gig. Don’t forget the blues. Laurie asked [...]

  • We had a full house at the GPI Bossa open mic in June. New familiar faces were there, and friends from years past stop by. One even had on a mysterious disguise. You never know who will show up at GPI. Here are some highlights… Luis saw demons walking next to him, and now we [...]

  • Our open mic at Bossa in May was great! Old friends and new were in the house to share their creativity and good vibes. Here are some highlights… Laurie serenaded us with the sounds of Spring and bemoaned our missed window of opportunity, a window on the world. Shahid painted oblivions to the menagerie and [...]

  • What a night we had at Bossa in April! New people and GPI vets came out of the woodwork to add their unique perspectives and vibes to the night. Special shout out to Ilya from Austrailia, who made it a point to stop by during his travels. The GPI open mic is an event that [...]

  • It was a nice little night at Bossa in March. Some of us kept the momentum going, while a cool crowd cheered us on. Thanks to all who came out! Here’s some highlights… False Profit recited a letter to Dear Love, You can’t put anyone in love. This is no fighting competition. Jessica can’t be [...]

  • The GPI poets held it down and inspired even more people from the audience in February at Bossa. A few GPI vets shared some of their classics and new pieces and as always welcomed new voices to the mic. Here are a few highlights… Shahid had been caught by colonial arachnids and is learning to [...]

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