BusBoys and Poets (Washington D.C.)





While I was out in DC, I made it to Busboys and Poets. It was my first time there. The friend that I was visiting in DC insisted that we go and that I would love it. I must admit, she was right. It was the coolest vibe. It was jammed pack with people. Packed with all types of people from different shades and sizes, all beautiful. Some people eating, some on their laptops conversing and some looking through books and such. I bought a book that caught my attention, cleverly titled "Whats Yo Name Fool?" but I digress. What is Busboys and Poets?

Busboys and Poets is a restaurant, bookstore, fair trade market and gathering place where people can discuss issues of social justice and peace. The name Busboys and Poets derives from American poet Langston Hughes, who worked as a busboy at the Wardman Park Hotel in the 1930s, prior to gaining recognition as a poet. I was stunned having seen a few Langston Hughes poems on a menu.

If you are ever in the DC area you should check them out. Even if you aren't going to be in the proximity you should still check out their website @ www.busboysandpoets.com

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