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  • 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 [...]

  • In Sha’s words… Great show last night, everybody! Big ups to Luis, Jay, Colin, Ken (AKA Analysis), Davey, the incomparable Jessica Philie, Gibril, and anyone else I may have missed. We heard some moving poems, brilliant insights, and sweet impov musical collaborations.

  • 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.  

  • In Shahid’s words… Great convergence last night at Bossa Bistro and Lounge, featuring Laurie, hosts Flavia and Luis, me, newcomer Liz, and even Jessica (AKA Bubbs, even if only virtually)! It really was a lovely time. I can’t imagine a better way to see Flavia off.

  • 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 [...]

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