As the host of The Poetry Café, Josephus III can be heard weekly over the airwaves as he showcases talented artists from all over the world in the genres of Poetry, Hip-Hop, and R&B. The Poetry Café feeds your mind, your body and your soul every Sunday from 6-7pm(EST) on WUNC.org or tap in anytime here to catch up on archieved shows and more.
Celebrating the art of poetry while connecting to community, The Poetry Café also doubles as a monthly open mic every second Saturday in Greensboro, NC. Patrons flock in to build community, listen and share with talented artists that grace the stage.
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The Poetry Café has also become a staple on several college campuses, whether it be for Freshman Orientation, Homecoming or Student Activities the result is always the same. Students of all different backgrounds, classes, genders and identities blend and unify through music and poetry as they showcase who and why they are. The event has become so much more than an open mic, it’s a catalyst for community building, a space to share dreams and ambitions, loves and frustrations. Backed by a live band, a phenomenal host and soulful vocals it is a campus favorite. Students come to the stage with poetry, songs, monologs, dances, raps and more! This event always proves to be a powerful outlet for all involved.
After streaming on Amazon Prime for 2 years, The Poetry Café began building it’s own YouTube Platform!!!!! In addition, virtual tickets can also be purchased to our monthly shows and you can check out episodes of our of show here. For behind the scenes and exclusive footage check out our Patreon.
If you are interested in booking The Poetry Café for your Venue, College or University, please let us know.
College and Universities Performances:
NC State University
North Carolina A&T State University
Fayetteville State University
Elizabeth State University
High Point University
College of the Albemarle
East Tennessee State University
James Madison University