The Poetry Room

In the words of founder Masaki Takahashi:

Hi there, my name is Masaki Takahashi. I am a spoken word artist from Lansing, Michigan and the founder/host of The Poetry Room Open Mic. I love hip hop and poetry. Raw gritty expression and stories of the human experience excite me.

The Poetry Room started in 2017 when my friend Dylan Rogers asked me if I would be interested in starting an open mic at The Robin Theatre. From there I asked my friends to come perform, with a great rotation of co-hosts and photographers. We found ourselves an awesome new community.

I describe the Poetry Room, modern and past paced. It has allowed me into a lot great spaces and meet a lot of new people.

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