Who Is The Crochet Kingpin?

Dwayne B! aka the “Crochet Kingpin” is a homegrown DC native poet, activist, break-dancer, and  fashion designer. He is one of the host of DC’s longest running open mic series, Spit Dat, as well as a member of the Busboys and Poets hosting team for the 5th & K location.

Dwayne has been known to write a pretty good haiku in his day, which has led to him winning the Best Haiku Award at the 2011 National Underground Spoken-Word Poetry Awards (NUSPA). His work to increase HIV awareness through the spoken-word community garnered  recognition from the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, BBCAmerica, the Discovery Channel, and the Washington Post.

Ultimately his goal is  to make the audience feel something, and he’s always met his goal! When  not documenting his life through poetic meter, he can be found on the  metro making scarves and hats, or singing karaoke.

Contact Dwayne B!: For booking: 202-670-CASH(2274) Crochetkingpin@yahoo.com