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  • On August 22nd, Jessica of the Guerrilla Poetry Insurgency facilitated a poetry workshop with Michael of the DC Poetry Project and their crew. The DC Poetry Project started making the GPI open mic their monthly meetup spot this year, and we are psyched to be collaborating with them. The workshop was attended by ten people [...]

  • We had another wonderful time at our open mic in August. We were so inspired by each other’s words and energy that we stuck around afterward at Bossa to listen and dance to Cheik Hamala’s band. Good times all around! Here are some highlights: Luis brought us the beginnings of his oil paintings…a melange so [...]

  • In July, we took the open mic upstairs at Bossa, as we’ve done in the past, and had an awesome time. It was a full house of new friends and old, listening to inspiring words that touched our souls. We also bid our friend Denise bon voyage, as she sets off for her home state, [...]

  • We had a another great night at Bossa in June. DC Poetry Project members joined us again and strutted their stuff. We also said bon voyage to one of our founding members, Shahid, who is moving to San Francisco. No doubt he’ll be back in DC for visits, and in the meantime he’ll be rockin’ [...]

  • 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 [...]

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