New Orleans:

Sundays:  Therapy Wine Lounge, Black Star Cafe, and Shadowbox Theatre   Mondays: Tekrema Center   Tuesdays: Black Star Cafe, Sweet Lorraine’s  Wednesdays: Allways Lounge, Dillard University Main Library   Thursdays: JuJu Bag Cafe,  Fridays:  Dish, Rae House (various Fridays)  Saturdays: Gladstones in LaPlace (various)

Baton Rouge:

Thursdays: McKinley Alumni Center

For exact Times, Addresses, and Phone Numbers click on ‘Spots’ in the Main Menu.


REP YO CITY 3: Atlanta Vs New Orleans


Whodatpoets to feature at Eiffel’s Royal Stage event…

Eiffel flier

Join the Pinettes Brass Band with our poets:  John Lacarbiere, Hero, Brandon L, Bumble Bee, Erika Murray, and more. Click Here For a Free Ticket. The Young & Married Reality Show will be filming during the event.

Poetry On The Beach 2 set for August 3 in Mandeville. Click for more details.

Poetry On The Beach2

RAE HOUSE is throwin’ another show on July 25…

Rae House flier

4 Poets come together to do a weekly event beginning July 4

Flier 1

Catch Tank & The Bangas every Wednesday in July @ Maple Leaf…

Maple Leaf

Tekrema MAY26

9th Ward Monday at Tekrema is scheduled for May 26. Tekrema has announced it’s features for May.


HERO44 to feature at the Word Connections’ One Year Anniversary on Thursday, May 22, 2014. The Showcase is hosted by John Lacarbiere III and best in NOLA Spoken Word Artists will perform.

Tank ChiWaWa

Tank & The Bangas with Elliot Luv will feature May 30 at Chickie Wah Wah. Click the flier for more details.


Poetry In Motion’s 3rd Year Anniversary Event to feature some of the best in the Region on July 19. Mystique will host the fundraiser to raise money “Baby Lena’s Dream For A Day.” Click the flier for more details.

Fearless Voices Tony Wilson

Tony Wilson presents Fearless Voices on May 24 at LaNuit Comedy Theater UPTOWN. Click on the flier for more details.


Team SNO presents Diasporic Diction: Voices of Color. May 4th at Shadowbox Theatre in the Marigny.Click Here  for more details.

Essence Poetry Flier

2014 Essence of Poetry Line-Up has been released. Poets from all over the world will spit in New Orleans on Essence Weekend. Tickets are on sale now for the Sunday Spoken Word & Hip-Hop Brunch. They are $15 for General Admission and $30 for admission including the Brunch Buffet. Click Here for more info and ticket links.

Bri Mothers Day

Team Bri is ready to do it again. The Pre-Mother’s Day Spoken Word & Comedy Showcase is going down May 9 at Ultra Velvet Hall in New Orleans East. Tickets are $5. For more information contact Sabrina Hayes @504-994-0095.

Grand Opening Reggae

RAE HOUSE is back and better than ever. Don’t miss the grand re-opening of Reggae & Rhymes on Friday, Jan 31. The show is Open Mic. $5 to get in. Call 504-534-5044 to get on the list.

All Star Val

If you’re coming to New Orleans for NBA All-Star Weekend. You don’t want to miss this show. Get your tickets here…

 UltimateLadies without silouhette



April 11, 2014. Open Mic. Poetry, Singing, and Comedy. Doors Open @7pm. Show @8pm. Free Food!! Drinks For Sale. No Outside Drinks Will Be Permitted. $3 Cover Charge or $5 With A Free CD.  KIDS ARE WELCOME. 10321 Chevy Chase Dr. For more information contact Sabrina Hayes at .

FreeQuency, Bobby Toomer, Marcus Page, and Michael Marina to feature at Tekrema Center for 9th Ward Monday on Oct. 28. Doors open at 6:30 and the Show starts for 7pm.

9th Ward Mondays at Tekrema Center

Back in September Atlanta Poets came to New Orleans and we spanked them good! This time we must go to Atlanta to do the same thing! REP YO CITY 2 in Atlanta. Click here for more details.

Rep Yo City 2

NEW ORLEANS to host REP YO CITY 3 versus DALLAS on Nov 9. Click Poster for more details.

RepYoCity3 Dal Vs NO

New Orleans Pelicans Welcome the WHODATPOETS to perform in the New Orleans Arena Dec 27. Click the poster for more details.

Pelicans Poets

Tekrema will move to Tuesday due to Saints Monday Night Homegame… 

Tekrema September9th Ward Monday @ Tekrema Center For Art & Culture is usually on the last Monday of each month. This month it will be rescheduled to Tuesday due to a Saint’s Monday Night Homegame. Click on the photo for more details.


UrWay 8x10

Enjoy Poetry & Art this Saturday at Ur Way Yogurt on Tulane Ave. It is open mic. If you’d like to perform call Hero, 504-301-7065. The event starts at 3pm and it is free for the whole family.


Congratulations to Erika Murray for winning National Author of the Year by the NPS. We are so very excited and proud of her!

Erika Murray Poetry N Motion


Congratulations to TEAM SNO for winning Nationals for the second year in a row! We are super excited and geeked up to see if we can be the first city to ever 3-Peat! GO SNO!!



The Propeller Team is ready for the August Showcase…

August 2013

Every Last Saturday of the Month Poets, Comedians, and Singers come together for the biggest monthly Showcase in the city. Click here for more details about the August Showcase.


REP YO CITY: ATL VS NOLA in New Orleans. It’s the first City Battle of the Fall.  ATLANTA VS NEW ORLEANS in New Orleans at Cafe Instanbul on Sept. 7. Click the flier for more details.

Atlanta Vs New Orleans

POETRY IN THE FRENCH MARKET on August 16… Poets Don Creole and John Lacarbiere come together to do a free event in the French Market in the French Quarters. It is Open Mic. If you’d like to be on the list call 504-251-0113.

Poetry at the dOCK

SUNNI PATTERSON @ The Propeller July 27 


Sunni Patterson will be the July Feature at The Propeller. Click on the flier for more details. The event is hosted by Hero44, John Lacarbiere, and Shaddy Feel Good. On the last Saturday of every month the venue hosts the biggest showcase in the city. Admission for this event is $10 until July 21 then it’s $15 ADV and $20 at the door.

New Orleans VS Baton Rouge Saturday July 20…

Boot Battle

Team SNO will battle Baton Rouge’s Eclectic Truth Slam Team at Red Star Art Gallery on July 20 at 9:30pm. Admission is $10 at the door.

9th Ward Monday to feature Erika Murray, Tony Wilson, Ari Unwritten, Deuce The Poet, and Caren Green. 


Tekrema hosts this Inspirational and Spiritual Night once a month. It’s held on the Last Monday of every month. Click the photo above for more details.

Smut DaPoet’s Birthday Bash will be classic! Live at Cafe Instanbul on July 12. Smut is bringing out the heavy hitters including Partnerz N Crime to Pump The Party. The event is Free.


ESSENCE WEEKEND OPEN MIC: Turnt Up Fridays at Garage Cafe hosted by Blue Orleenz & Sabrina Hayes. Click the photo for more details.


The Power of Music All Star Showcase at RAE HOUSE on July 12…

Tony Wilson and Favor will headline this showcase that’s hosted by Jack Spratt. For more details click on the flier below.

Tony Wilson Power Of Music

NOW PLAYING: Yasin: “Show You”

Click Here for more details about Verses & Flow.

  1. There are NO words that can convey how “Amazing” this site is. We can’t thank Roosevelt “heRo44″ Wright, III enough for lending his awesome talents to building this site for the entire world to know that the NOLA spoken word community is ALIVE and POPPING and one of the most forward moving & progressive communities in the WORLD!

    Abundant Blessings!!!!! We Love You!!!!!

  2. This is simply amazing.. So much information about our New Orleans Poets and our poetry Community. I have gone over this site a few times. Thank you so much HeRo for putting such an amazing thing together for all to appreciate and be apart of. There is truly nothing like Poetic Unity in New Orleans.

    Your light just keeps on shining in all that you do. Thank U

  3. I haven’t been on this site in a minute, but… WOW! Just WOW! Ro, you are truly amazing! I thank God for you and how He is using you to give us a hub. You are an amazing Spirit! So much Love and blessings to you, bruh ;)


  4. I was referred to this site by Hero44. I am so excited to see other poets keeping art alive through spoken word. I’m from north Louisiana and we don’t have near as much going on so just the idea has me ready to pick up my pen. Can’t wait to hit up a few of these spots later this month.

  5. Hero44 thanks love you are great …live the support!

  6. Hello, how can I get The Punany Poets special event in New Orleans July 18th listed on your site? I could really use help promoting. Email

  7. Im having a 25th bday get together in a hotel suit on canal street I was wondering if any poet would like to come perform I will pay whatever if so text 5042146720 thanks

  8. I couldn’t refrain from commenting. Exceptionally well written!

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