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  • 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

  • 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 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! 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 [...]

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