Sunday Kind of Love: Camisha L. Jones and Caits Meissner! @ Busboys and Poets, Washington [17 September]

Sunday Kind of Love: Camisha L. Jones and Caits Meissner!


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17
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17:00 - 19:00

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Busboys and Poets
2021 14th St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20009
September Sunday Kind of Love features Camisha L. Jones and Caits Meissner!

UPDATE: ASL interpretation will be provided!

Camisha L. Jones is author of the Finishing Line Press chapbook, Flare, and a recipient of a 2017 Spoken Word Immersion Fellowship from The Loft Literary Center. Through both, she breaks silence around issues of invisible disability as someone living with hearing loss and chronic pain. Her poems can be found at Button Poetry, The Deaf Poets Society, Beltway Poetry Quarterly, Typo, Rogue Agent, pluck!, Unfolding the Soul of Black Deaf Expressions, and The Quarry, Split This Rock’s social justice poetry database. She is also published in Let’s Get Real: What People of Color Can’t Say and Whites Won’t Ask about Racism (StirFry Seminars & Consulting, Inc., 2011), Class Lives: Stories from Across Our Economic Divide (ILR Press, 2014), and The Day Tajon Got Shot (Shout Mouse Press, 2017). She is Managing Director at Split This Rock, a national non-profit in DC that cultivates, teaches, and celebrates poetry that bears witness to injustice and provokes social change. Find her on Facebook as Poet Camisha Jones, on Twitter as 1Camisha, on Instagram as 1camisha, and online at her blog, thevisionwriter.blogspot.com/. Photo by Naji R. Copeland Sr.

Caits Meissner is the author of the hybrid poetry book Let It Die Hungry (The Operating System, 2016), and The Letter All Your Friends Have Written You (Well&Often, 2012), co-written with poet Tishon Woolcock. The recipient of multiple artist residencies and fellowships, including the BOAAT Writers Retreat and The Pan-African Literary Forum, Caits is widely published in literary journals including The Literary Review, Narrative, Adroit, Drunken Boat, and The Offing. Caits teaches at The New School University and The City College of New York, where she graduated with an MFA in CreativeWriting and awarded The Jerome Lowell DeJur Prize in Creative Writing, an Educational Enrichment Award, and The Teacher-Writer Award. She has worked extensively in public schools, prisons and other community venues bridging social justice and art. Learn more about Meissner on her website,
caitsmeissner.com

Sunday Kind of Love offers a stage for emerging and established poets from the Washington, D.C. area and around the nation. Sunday Kind of Love includes featured poets and an open mic segment. Cohosted by Sarah Browning and Katy Richey. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased online the day of the event or at the door: busboysandpoets.com/events/info/get-tickets.

For questions or more information, please email [email protected]

Cosponsored by Busboys and Poets and Split This Rock.
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