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Angelique Palmer is a competitive poetry doyen, member of the 2017 Beltway Poetry Slam Team, and a finalist in the 2015 Women of the World Poetry Slam.


The Creative Writing graduate from Florida State University now calls northern Virginia home. She’s penned 12 self-published chapbooks and authored THE CHAMBERMAID’S STYLE GUIDE, the full-length book of poetry on Sargent Press.


She was among 25 new members accepted to the 2015 A ROOM OF HER OWN writing retreat, and is a 2014 PINK DOOR WRITING RETREAT retreat alumna. In December 2017 she became a member of THE WATERING HOLE Graduate Fellows.  Her publications include BORDERLINE, DRUNK IN A MIDNIGHT CHOIR, WUSGOOD?, and THE MUD SEASON REVIEW. She is the co-editor of BEECH STREET REVIEW, in her third year of instruction at FURIOUS FLOWER POETRY CENTER CREATIVITY CAMP and slam manager at THE BELTWAY POETRY SLAM.


She’s been the featured poet in cities across the U.S.


Formerly an instructor at the American Poetry Museum in Washington, DC, she continues to lead workshops, volunteer with spoken word-based charities. She makes her own ice cream, is learning more sushi and pescatarian lifestyles and can loom knit you a new life.

   She’s pretty cool.

The 2017 Beltway Poetry Slam Team

It was my distinct honor to write and perform with the Slam Poetry Team representing the DC-Maryland-Virginia area at The National Poetry Slam in Denver, August 2017

What The Water Says

"I've seen a lot of poets come and go, and I've seen precious few emote the combination of fire and frailty, vulnerability and 'va-va-voom', that Ms. Palmer did in one feature set (indeed, often in one piece). The sonic sincerity of her set remains singed in my memory to this very day."

Drew Anderson

aka "Droopy the Broke Baller"

co-host of Spit Dat,

Washington, DC

"Angelique Palmer’s poems do the next to impossible work of holding together the dark and light sides of breakage, like a lightning storm that scorches both heart and hand."

Diane Gilliam

author, Kettle Bottom

"Angelique Palmer is one of the most soulful poets to emerge in the DC renaissance of spoken word culture, she is a tornado of sensual imagery fueled by the ferocity of a woman who feels with such generosity and emotional openness!" 

Regie Cabico 

Curator,  La-Ti-Do DC

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