What Is Flypoet?

Call it high energy; call it culturally evolved call it L.A.'s Biggest Baddest All-Star Spoken Word, Music and Art Explosion! .. just don’t call it an open mic … The Flypoet Spoken Word & Music Showcase is the longest-running, most highly produced and attended on-going event of its kind. Once a month we rock Los Angeles to its poetry, live music, and performance art core by bringing in the world's most sought after spoken word artists and showcasing the hottest, locally based, signed and unsigned musical acts to the delight of LA's most beautiful audience.

Since 2001 Flypoet has been widely regarded as the hottest, on-going spoken word venue in the country… some say, in the world! Flypoet presents a fully curated, who’s who of the international spoken word scene.

Featured musical guests and our house band "The Flypoet Players" bring the house down to open the night, between poetry sets and sometimes backing the poets. The R&B/Soul vibe of the night is undeniable.

Watch in amazement as world renowned performance painter, Norton Wisdom, creates live interpretations of the entire stage presentation on a huge back-lit "canvas".

A beautiful urban professional audience, a tightly produced show that starts, runs and ends on-time, cocktails, a bite to eat... and one of the most entertaining as well as culturally and artistically significant events in all of Los Angeles!



Spoken Word is poetry explicitly written to be performed onstage, rather than read from the page. As an art form it focuses on the aesthetics of word play, intonation and voice inflection. While often associated with hip-hop culture, it also has strong ties to storytelling, modern poetry, post-modern performance, and monologue theatre, as well as jazz, blues, and folk music. It can be can be dynamic, comedic, dramatic or tragic and often contains references to current events and issues relevant to contemporary audiences. At its best spoken word is a powerful, high-energy, form of expression that attracts artists and audiences of all ages from a wide range of disciplines and socio-cultural backgrounds.
This is NOT your neighborhood open mic! Flypoet takes spoken word so far beyond the concept of coffee house open mics that even people familiar with spoken word are usually in awe of what we do. Flypoet only books the hottest internationally touring poets out today. Flypoet performers have performed at the White House and for Oprah; They have won national spoken word competitions, titles and even Grammy Awards; They have been featured on TED, HBO Def Poetry, Versus and Flow and beyond. Flypoet offers a highly curated experience with high production value and flair for the creative. Prepare to be SEVERELY entertained.
Tickets for our monthly showcase are cash only at the door or advanced reserved preferred seating is available starting at $30/person CLICK HEREfor booking. Tickets for Summer Classic, Winter Classic and other special events are detailed on the individual event page.
Contact us!
310 - 734 - 0005 or flypoet[at]flypoet.com

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