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Poetry Reading on Sunday, August 17th at Busboys & Poets in Arlington

Sunday Kind of Love August 17, 4-6 pm Featuring poets Kim Roberts and Thomas Sayers Ellis Busboys and Poets (14th & V Streets), Langston The series is hosted by Katy Richey and Melissa Tuckey. Sponsors include Busboys and Poets and Split This Rock Poetry Festival.

As always, bring your poems for the open mic!

Thomas Sayers Ellis is author of The Maverick Room (Graywolf Press 2005) and his poems have appeared in Poetry, Best American Poetry, Tin House, The Washington Post, and The Nation. He is a contributuing writer/editor to Poets & Writers and Waxpoetics, as well as the new curator of Verse/Reverse, a monthly pairing of poet and cultural critic. Ellis is currently working on The Go-Go: People in the Pocket in Washington, DC, a book of photograpghs. He lives in DC in the Summer and NYC in the Fall, Winter and Spring; and teaches at Sarah Lawrence College and in the Lesley University Low Residency MFA program.

Kim Roberts is the editor of Beltway Poetry Quarterly and co-editor of the Delaware Poetry Review. She is the author of two books of poems, The Kimnama (Vrzhu Press, 2007), and The Wishbone Galaxy (WWPH, 1994). She has been featured in numerous anthologies, including Letters to the World (Red Hen Press), American Poetry: The Next Generation (Carnegie Mellon University Press), Cabin Fever (The Word Works), Poetic Voices Without Borders (Gival Press), DC Poets Against the War (Argonne Hotel), Hungry As We Are (Washington Writers Publishing House), and The First Yes: Poems About Communicating (Dryad Press) and published widely in literary journals. Her research on the literary history of Washington DC, focusing on such writers as Walt Whitman, Langston Hughes, and Zora Neale Hurston, has been published in scholarly journals as well as in walking tour brochures. Kim is the recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the DC Commission on the Arts, and the Humanities Council of Washington, and writers\’ residencies from eleven artist colonies. Her website is


Other Local Events \”Poets in the Park\” – August 16, 8 pm On Saturday, August 16, Prince William Forest Park in Triangle, Virginia, is hosting its first annual \”Poets in the Park\” event, an evening of poetry connected to nature, people, and local history. The park invites writers from throughout the DC area to participate in this event, which will be treated like an open mic. The deadline for submission is this Friday, August 14.

Submissions to Contact Janelle Esposito at 703-221-7181 for more information.

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