Monday Open Mic Poetry
625 Monroe St NE
About The Event:
Tickets purchased in store are cash ONLY – $5
Monday Night Open Mic! A Busboys and Poetry Event For two hours audiences can expect a diverse chorus of voices and a vast array of professional spoken word performers, open mic rookies, musicians and a different host every week.
HOSTED BY: Regie Cabico
Regie Cabico is the first Asian and Queer poet to win the Nuyorican Poets Cafe Grand Slam, later taking top prizes in the 1993, 1994 & 1997 National Poetry Slams He took a first place prize with New York’s Bowery Poetry Club. His work appears on TEDx Talk, HBO Def Poetry Jam, NPR Snap Judgement. His work appears in over 50 anthologies including The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry & Spoken Word Revolution. He produces Capturing Fire: an International Queer Slam in Washington, DC for almost a decade. He resides in Washington, DC
FEATURING: JAMAAL ST. JOHN
Tonight’s feature is Jamaal St. John. Jamaal St.John is a performance poet/ relationship form facilitator with over 20 years of experience to his credit. He is a two time Nyourican Grand Slam Champion and a 4 time member of The Nuyorican Poet Café’s National Slam Team. He is a 6 time winner of The Toronto International Poetry Slam, a 2 time winner of The Yale Peabody Slam, and has also won The James Marshall Slam @ Quinnipiac University twice. He has performed at various colleges, universities, and poetry venues across the country as well as Canada. He has 3 spoken word albums to his credit : Enterlightenment, Won’t Catch Me Runnin’, and The Southpaw Stance. He’s currently working on a book of quotations about love, dating, and relationships called Words To Love By, a one man stage show called I Spoke Up Like This, and a new spoken word album called The Coffeehouse Effect. When he isn’t performing, Jamaal is hosting/ facilitating Relationship Forums, which he has been doing since Feb.2012.