Spoken Word Poetry
Da Poetry Lounge1
Why locals love it
Los Angeles is full of talented and creative people, and you will find a large gathering of them together at Da Poetry Lounge on Tuesday Nights. Starting at 9 pm, the show is split up in two halves; the first half is for scheduled poets, and the second half is an open mic for anyone to test their skills.
Why you should visit it
Hosted by poet Shihan, who has been featured on programs such as Def Jam Poetry on HBO, Da Poetry Lounge is frequented by many well-known members of the poetry community. It's a great place for people to listen to others' stories and connect to them, and can be an equally emotional and hilarious experience.
On the third Tuesday of every month, the event becomes a poetry slam. Definitely worth checking out.