The Poetry Roomhttps://www.facebook.com/The517PoetryRoom/
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.
Find more information at https://the517poetryroom.com/
- Old Town Marquee Market (Old Town Marquee in Old Town, Lansing, September 2017)
- UrbanBeat Event Center (UrbanBeat Event Center in Old Town, Lansing, September 2018)
- The Poetry Room! (UrbanBeat Event Center in Old Town, Lansing, November 2021)
- The Poetry Room presents Check the Rhime (Turner Mini Park in Old Town, Lansing, June 2023)