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Laurie Blair

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  • Dirty Fucking Hippies

  • Damian was an amazing host — joined by some of DC’s finest poets & musicians including: Marcos, Charisma, Lawrence, Gowri, Jeff, Amy, Jorge, Asma, Jeff, Jana, Ruben, Laurie and Ted. IMPORTANT!!!! We are moving to the 2nd Tuesday of every month — so next month it’s TUESDAY, May 11! Why? Bossa is doing a little […]

  • Laurie kicked it off with reflections on her mis-education regarding Christopher Columbus, Jess, right behind, with we’re going to get it until Gowrie’s poem’s starting talking shit.  Cloven hoofed and bare tongued, Elizabeth rang in her birthday, Shervin’s attachments trampled all his holy places and Ashep spoke of multiple pathways to immortality.  Xavier featured a […]

  • Despite the sweltering heat, DC’s guerrillas were out in force! Members of the DC Slam Team and Youth Slam Team were in the house and tearing it up! Our little Mo celebrated his birthday and Ted Stein’s “Lorax” Puppet Show was an absolute hit! Laurie collapsed Aquarius, Damian’s sick of how cops talk to him, […]

  • It was a beautiful night, sidewalk chalked in masterpieces, the DC Guerrilla Poetry Insurgency kicked off their 2009 Summer Season (we’ll be in Dupont thru Sept).  Out of the gates, Laurie and Bobbie, Damian armed to the jawbone, pointed at Eryca’s kitten.  Brandon summed up his feelings with one word, “dam.”  Virgin Walrus rocked sapling […]

  • when we made the call to go to Bossa sun shining but as the soaked stumbled in we all just grinned. Thanks to Bossa for the shelter and the special treat of being downstairs!!! Laurie kicked us off with Hopi Elder words calling us all to be leaders.  Damian spun his rhythms waking up from […]

  • It was another banging night with the GPI at Bossa.  Damian showed his vulnerable side, Laurie & Jess exploded with love,  Cherie’s musical stylins brought tingles, Shelby spoke of sex while Shahid wished he could stop filling out forms in triplicate and simply rewind.   We learned 99 Ways to Please, then leave a Man, Peter […]

  • For those of you who came out last night — you know we had a packed house and quality poets spittin fire on the mic! Our feature Sol y Sol, with Marguax, Danielle, Heather and Cyn hit us with a range of subjects; the impact of guns on young black men, the negative imagery of […]

  • It felt like home.  Many familiar faces from the Word of Mouth Community joined forces with GPI to create quite a ride.   Shamaine, Lance, Jonathan, Brady, Shahid, Laurie, Jess, Shervin, Elizabeth all blessed the mic to the beats of Ken, Mustafa, Jess and others……  see a review from one of the attendees — couldn’t sum […]

  • Wow — of course you already know that the Young Women Drumming Empowerment Young Women ROCKED THE HOUSE! Not only did they lay down the beats, but they also spat their own truths on the mic. It’s a beautiful thing to be able to support the up and coming female leaders in our city. Graciela […]

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