*written after Prince’s “Under the Cherry Moon”* Question: Does I die in the end? After I gave you the eyes […]
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.
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…
#videos -Dwayne Shares at “Fighting Cancer With Poetry
Video from a few years ago. I performed at the first “Fighting Cancer With Poetry” event at Busboys and Poets. […]
#Videos – BTS – Moment2Movement Recording Session
I had the pleasure of working with New America to record 2 poems and have animated videos created to promote […]
#Videos – Dwayne B – “Recap” + Spit Dat DC rules.
Dwayne B (Dwayne Lawson-Brown if you classy, Crochet Kingpin if ya nasty, #thatpoetryhost if you don’t know his name) shares […]
#Poetry -Amber Tambourines
Amber scenes of tambourines Shaking like children in winter rain; Glistening in my memory like Sunlight on grassy fields glazed […]
#Video – “A Guide For Black Folk Living In America”
As promised, I’m making efforts to publish twice a week. On Mondays, a poem; Fridays, a video. Today’s video […]