L.S. Royal has been described by his peers as being the reigning “free style king” and “beat master.” His poetry and hip-hop lyrics encourage his audience to accept and strive for spiritual growth at all times. He is a DJ, emcee, producer, and writer extraordinaire, bringing the crowd to their feet while opening for artists such as Notorious BIG, Tupac, Scarface, Too Short, and Master Ace. He also organizes the weekly “OutSpokeN” poetry open-mic show at the Xecutive Lounge.
Jen Pezzo lives with her husband and two cats near Akron, Ohio. She started writing when she was nine years old. Besides spending time with her family and friends, she also loves photography, art, music, hiking, and traveling. You will often find her supporting the creative endeavors of her friends when she is out and about, attending a poetry reading, concert, art exhibit, play, or sporting event. She also writes under the pen name Kerowyn Rose.
The show includes an open-mic. Poets and musicians wishing to perform at the open-mic can sign-up at 6:30. The show begins at 7:00. THAT IS 7:00 PM REAL-TIME, NOT “POETRY STANDARD TIME.” In other words, GET HERE BEFORE 7:00!!!
This is an ALL-AGES/UNMODERATED event, meaning kids are welcome to attend and participate, but parents should be aware that there are no restrictions on language. Some performances may include coarse language.
Come celebrate The Poet’s Haven’s 15th anniversary at this event on October 20th at the Coffee Phix Café in South Euclid (formerly called and still serving Phoenix Coffee)! The show will feature poets L.S. Royal and Jen Pezzo! We will also be releasing Jen Pezzo’s long-awaited first book, “Imaginary Conversations!”