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Sunday Kind of Love | 14th & V | April 21, 2019 | Hosted by Rasha Abdulhadi...

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Date(s) - 04/21/2019
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Sunday Kind of Love Open Mic Poetry features emerging and established poets from the Washington, DC area and around the nation. Each program includes one to two featured poets and an open mic segment. Cosponsored by Split This Rock, the national organization dedicated to poetry of provocation and witness.

HOSTED BY: Rasha Abdulhadi & Lauren May

Photo collage of Rasha Abdulhadi and Lauren May.

Rasha Abdulhadi is a queer Palestinian Southerner who grew up between Damascus, Syria and rural Georgia and cut their teeth organizing on the southsides of Chicago and Atlanta. Rasha’s work has appeared in Strange Horizons, Plume, Mslexia, Mizna, Room, |tap| magazine, and is anthologized in Halal if You Hear Me (Haymarket Books, 2019), Stoked Words (Capturing Fire, 2018), and the Hugo-nominated collection Luminescent Threads: Connections to Octavia Butler (Twelfth Planet Press, 2017). Rasha has received fellowships from The Poetry Foundation Emerging Poets Incubator and Maryland State Arts Council and is a member of the Radius of Arab American Writers and Alternate ROOTS. Their first chapbook, Shell Houses, is available from The Head & The Hand Press. Rasha is Split This Rock’s incoming Executive Director.

Lauren May is a writer, artist, host, human rights advocate and french fry enthusiast born in DC, raised in Maryland. An alumna of the award winning DC Youth Slam Team, Lauren is part of Split This Rock’s Ushindi Performance Group. She has featured as a guest speaker at MCASA’s 10th Annual Women of Color Network Conference, the National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence, and The White House United State of Women Summit.

FEATURING: Meg Day and Angelique Palmer!

Photo collage of Meg Day and Angelique Palmer

Meg Day is the 2015-2016 recipient of the Amy Lowell Poetry Travelling Scholarship, a 2013 recipient of an NEA Fellowship in Poetry, and the author of Last Psalm at Sea Level (Barrow Street 2014), winner of the Barrow Street Poetry Prize and the Publishing Triangle’s Audre Lorde Award, and a finalist for the 2016 Kate Tufts Discovery Award from Claremont Graduate University. Day is Assistant Professor of English & Creative Writing at Franklin & Marshall College and lives in Pennsylvania.

Angelique Palmer is a competitive performance poet, a finalist in the 2015 Women of the World Poetry Slam, and a semi-finalist at the 2017 National Poetry Slam in Denver, Colorado as a member of The Beltway Poetry Slam Team representing Washington, DC. Angelique is the author of the poetry collection The Chambermaid’s Style Guide (2016, Sargent Press). Her writing also appears in The Mud Season Reviewand WusGood? Magazine. She’s a 2018 Colgate University writing retreat resident, a 2017 Graduate Fellow of The Watering Hole, and a 2015 member of the A Room of Her Own writing retreat. Angelique, a Creative Writing graduate from Florida State University, now calls northern Virginia home. She makes her own ice cream.

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