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  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • We had a great time at Bossa in June. Hot poetry, with a side of what? Here are the highlights: Sam was like dude, don’t call me a poet. Jessica gave her imPression of the press, and it wasn’t too pretty. Zane pledged his love for the gorgeous freedom…freedom, he will not stop striving for [...]

  • While you may have missed us in May at Bossa, you won’t have to miss the highlights. Here they are: Zane spoke of passion, extreme love, heavenly beacon, a glow of colors and all you want to do is touch it and bathe in its light. Luis’s karma’s working whether he likes it or not. [...]

  • Hey hey hey! We were at Bossa in April, in case you didn’t know it was the second Tuesday of the month. Check out the highlights below and mark your calendars for next month! Denay spoke of the possibility that guides us, the no becoming yes. Shahid let us know it’s all about the solidarity [...]

  • We had a lovely evening at Bossa in March. The troops were out and ready to spout. Here are the highlights: Jess had butterflies as she marched out her friend battle and tried to check her bullshit on stage. L guided us with compassion on a righteous path, a lyrical labyrinth of microscopic self-reflection replacing [...]

  • Old friends and new faces popped into Bossa in February to share their poetry. Every second Tuesday of the month there, we get a chance to share our hearts and minds through poetry and even experience a little creative therapy in the process. Here are some highlights from the night: John only had one thin [...]

  • Happy New Year! Luis and the gang had a great time at the open mic at Bossa in January. Around six or seven different performers got up on the mic several times in front of a half-full house. Come see us again in February on the second Tuesday… Tuesday, Feb. 9th, 7-9 PM at Bossa, [...]

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