Featured Poet

“Whether they’re the fierce undercurrent of a poet’s musings or simply jammin’ on their own, the Jeff Robinson Trio exhibit a power and confidence that flirts with perfection.” Patricia Smith


August 2

Chanel Dupree
Chanel Dupree

Chanel Dupree is a 21 year old spoken word artist that has been writing for ten years. Chanel was the only woman on the 2014 LouderARTS slam team. LouderARTS made it to semi-finals. However, Chanel, was asked to perform on final stage. Chanel has featured at the Nuyorican Poet’s Cafe and Port Veritas, Slam FREE or Die, the Cantab Poetry club and Busboys and Poets. Also, at Yale University’s Global Health Conference, United Nations; promoting women’s advocacy, black rights and youth employment. Chanel has also been featured on “At the Inkwell” as one of their inspiring up and coming writers and also twice in the Huffington Post. Chanel’s writing style is storytelling and redemption. Spilling everything on the page, showing how being human is a beautiful battle.

“The Lizard Lounge is the Blue Note of spoken word. Backed up by The Jeff Robinson Trio, my words felt held, or rather anointed, in the garb of jazz, which, of course, they were. I cannot wait until I can get back!” Award winning poet Taylor Mali

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