We define holy war in our wordplay. Heaven be thy frame Your bodice cum, For me, as it would in […]
Dwayne B! The Crochet KingpinDwayne Lawson-Brown aka the “Crochet Kingpin” is a homegrown DC native poet, activist, break-dancer, and fashion designer. Dwayne has been known to write a pretty good haiku in his day which led his receiving the Best Haiku Award at the 2011 National Underground Spoken-Word Poetry Awards (NUSPA). His work to increase HIV awareness through spoken-word garnered recognition from the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, BBCAmerica, The Discovery Channel, and The Washington Post. Ultimately Dwayne's goal is to force audiences to feel. He tends to meet goals. When not documenting his life through poetic meter, Dwayne can be found on the metro making scarves and hats, or singing karaoke.
Dwayne Does La-Ti-Do!
This is a collection of the poems I’ve performed at La-Ti-Do. What is “La-Ti-Do” you ask? Curated and hosted by […]
A Rainbow Flies Over the Southside
*For “East of the River” Washington DC* A hush fell over Adams Morgan The rain fell and perms were ruined […]
Today Is For Love
Today, Love rose over my bed and hovered like 6:30 am sunshine. Gave me a glow; a ticket made of […]
Last Minute Nintendo Switch Predictions and Wishes
It is upon is! Nintendo will be announcing the details of its hotly anticipated new console, the Nintendo Switch. I […]
C. Tracy Reads Ahead
*written after Prince’s “Under the Cherry Moon”* Question: Does I die in the end? After I gave you the eyes […]
Of Suns and Gods Alike
How unfair of the sun to make leaves Cast a shadow over everything beneath them As if their photosynthesis is […]
Hi, I’m Dwayne Between being a dorky dad, A sexual health Educator, And #thatpoetryhost, I take time to run a […]
The DC Summer Word and Music Festival Takes Over Mt Pleasant!
What happens when you give an incredible singer/songwriter and a solid poet/emcee a stage? They decide to bring together a […]
“Life is about love and pancakes”
Breakdancing, crocheting on the Metro and HIV education: Dwayne Lawson-Brown, a DC poetry slammer and host, is famous around town…