Get Inspired By Local Poets

By: Amber Ogden | February 2, 2018
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Many think that poetry has died a cultural death in our society. But has it?

Wikipedia defines poetry as “a form of literature that uses aesthetic and rhythmic qualities of language—such as phonaesthetics, sound symbolism, and metre—to evoke meanings in addition to, or in place of, the prosaic ostensible meaning”. Poetry is not just a form of literature, it is words literally hugging the paper. Poetry is whatever you want it to be, loving, angry, comical even. Before there were such things as 140 character “tweets” and “status updates,” there was poetry.

The metro Detroit area has an amazing poetry circuit. From spoken word to live music, open mics are planted and pop up all over metro Detroit. You can even have a glass of wine while you finger snap and toe tap to your favorite local poet. Poetry can make you feel empowered and connected. Especially when you are surrounded by an intentional community of poets, artists, musicians and creatives. With open mics located all over the metro Detroit area here are a few you don’t want to miss.  

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Open Mic: Cye Pie
Hosted by Cye Pie and The Bottom Line Coffee House
Fri, February 2, 6:30 PM – 9 PM
The Bottom Line Coffee House
4474 3rd St, Detroit, Michigan 48201

PRÔS presents Paint N’ Poetry
Fri, February 2, 2018 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
PRÔS Studios
18926 West McNichols Road
Detroit, MI 48219

Wed, February 14 9 PM – 11 PM
Jazz Cafe At Music Hall
350 Madison Street
Detroit, Michigan 48226

The Ace of Hearts Tour: A Night Romance and Erotic Poetry
Sat, February 17, 2018 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center
Detroit, MI 48243

Sunday Poetry
Sun, February 11 at 2 PM – 5 PM
Paper Trail Books
414 S. Washington
Royal Oak, Michigan 48067

The First Annual Scriptorium Poetry Slam!
Sun, April 15 at 2 PM – 6 PM
Grey Wolfe Publishing, LLC
145 East Fourteen Mile Road
Clawson, Michigan 48017