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"The Poetry Lounge" is a free, multicultural open-forum for self-expression, inspiring young people to find their own voice and let it be heard. Hosted by award-winning Def Poets Shihan and Poetri, the "Lounge" has become the largest weekly open mic forum in the country, and was one of the inspirations for Russell Simmons' Tony-winning show, "Def Poetry Jam". Learn the fundamentals of writing and performing "spoken word" poetry from some of the most accomplished poets of the movement.
"3 1/2 Stars...a blistering array of fast-paced and emotionally-charged poetry..." "..terrific performances by some of the country's best talent." -- Video Librarian, March-April 2005
"They (poets) speak eloquently of the healing power of this form of self-expression and offer encouragement to aspiring young poets." -- Educational Media Reviews Online, January 14, 2005