Last night was a wonderfully delightful night of open mic goodness as I rocked the mic as the host of 5th Tuesday Open Mic at Busboys and Poets located at 14th and V in Washington DC. The featured artist was Star Johnson, a playwright based in the Washington DC area who dazzled us last night with her poignant and often very funny poetry. Among some of the highlights was the 15 year-old poet Jacinta Das who gave goosepimples as she bared her soul about the angst of battling depression and self-esteem trauma as a young person. Another gem of the night was the talented poet Imani who gave us both a poem of realness regarding race in America, followed by a love poem. The evening closed out with Yisrael who recited with power and passion a poem about Hurricane Katrina written by the incomprable Sunni Patterson.
Just performed my first slam poem @busboysandpoets …And it was, without a doubt, one of the best experiences of my life. Speaking up and sharing myself with the world was so empowering, and I’m grateful to have had such an encouraging, welcoming audience. Special thanks to Khadijah, poet and playwright, for hosting an amazing night of art. You really inspired me. :)- Jacinta Das
I had a ball and find it a privilege to host four to five times a year for this open mic series while still doing the plethora of things I do as an independent music artist and company member and director of Liberated Muse. I am still taking graduate school classes this semester, so couple that with working a 9 to 5, providing consultant services and parenting and you’ll see this woman is busy! But, always grateful.
My grateful self will be the featured artist on Monday, Feb. 20th at the Brookland Busboys & Poets. Find details here on Facebook!