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The Drunken Retort Ft. Breeze The Poet (NC/VA)

Monday, January 21, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm

The Drunken Retort at Stella’s Lounge is proud to present Breeze The Poet from North Carolina/Virginia.

There will be 14 Open Mic Slots for Poets, Musicians, Singers, Comedians, and any other talented human beings but you DO NOT want to miss this artists bringing he heat to Michigan!

As always
Doors at 8:00pm
Show at 8:30pm

Breeze “ILifeThis” The Poet is a Richmond Virginia native. The dedicated father of four, is a battle rapper/host/workshop facilitator/mentor who began writing poetry in high school and began performing professionally in 2010.

Breeze lives out the idea of “LoveAnyWay” …a belief that love is the key ingredient needed to be relevant in this craft. Love enough to want to listen, learn, inform, inspire, enlighten and grow.

Love also motivates one to always be honest in everything they do. “I was once told “you don’t win slams, get applause or praise and accolades because you’re the greatest writer or performer, but because people believe you.”

That idea among everything else, is the epitome of Breeze “ILifeThis” The Poet!!”

His ultimate goal is to teach his kids how to find their voices, and never be silent, how to believe in their dreams and adopt the understanding that while your gifts will make room for you, faith without works is dead, and blessed are those who work diligently towards multiplying their gifts. He also desires to reach the next generations, in hopes of helping them find themselves through this gift of spoken word as he has.

#ILifeThis #LoveAnyway


Self published author of two books

-Performed on the historic Apollo Theater Stage

-Performed for Jill Scott at the Radio City Music Hall in NY as the winner of the prestigious Verses and Flow Writing Competition

-Has opened up for international music artists

-National Television appearance as a featured poet on Lexus presents TV1 Verses and Flow (season 4)

-2015 Writers Den Grand Slam (Richmond) Champion

-Coached the 2016 Writing Lions (Richmond) to 6th place in regional competiton (Southern Fried Poetry Slam)

-6x (5x consecutive) King of the South Regional Poetry Slam champion (2011-2016)

-Took 2nd place at group piece finals with the 2017 SlamCharlotte Poetry Slam team at Nationals

-2018 National Poetry Slam Champion w/the 2018 SlamCharlotte Slam Team

-Creator of LifeLinePoetry…an organization that strives for the growth of spoken word artists in performance/writing/and the science of slam

And if you bring 3 people who have never been to the show before, one of the hosts will buy you a beverage!

Please, invite some friends, share a post, and get excited for Breeze!


Monday, January 21, 2019
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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The Drunken Retort
53 Commerce Ave SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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