Alexandria’s Poet Laureate Leads A Friendly Game of Slam April 26

The City of Alexandria appointed KaNikki Jakarta as the new¬†Poet Laureate. The first African-American to hold the title, she replaced Wendi Kaplan, whose term ended in March 2019. Jakarta is an award-winning performance poet who has toured the U.S. and United Kingdom. She has been writing for more than 26 years and active in the…

DC Poetry: Conference Calls

Words by Rebecca Rouse, styling by Juliet Vedral   they’re like, ok tell us your ideas, group of people who have never met and can’t see each other and then there is silence   i am still not 100% who these people are who convened this call i just said something now there is silence…