If you are ever in Memphis, TN on a Monday night, drop by Hattiloo Theatre at 8pm. Hattiloo is located at 656 Marshall of Union Ave near Southwest Community College.
I had pretty much been a closet poet until the beginning of last year. Author's Den and MySpace are two of several website communities that have helped me come out of my shell. After a year of watching Def Poetry, I finally built up the nerve to read my poetry in a public setting. The owner of Hattiloo, Ekundayo Bandele, and the other performance artists have welcomed me with open arms.
Need a sounding board to spew your poetical prose? Hattiloo is a great place to start.
Check out the other goodies Hattiloo has to offer: www.Hattilootheatre.org