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Voices in Power

featuring Kara
  September 17, 2024 7:30 PM

Doors Open: 6:00 PM

Featured Performer: Kara


  • This is a ticketed event. Everyone must have a ticket for entry.
  • The Lounge is a full-service restaurant – our full food & drink menu is available when doors open.
  • If you require accessible seating, please contact us at or 215-222-1400 prior to the show so we can best accommodate your needs.

Voices in Power
We are a National Poetry Open Mic Experience in multiple cities across the country with Philadelphia being where we began our journey. We’ve been curating monthly experiences since April 2011 and have grown tremendously over the years, especially here in Philly, which brought us to introduce a second monthly experience - The Poet’s Pit now at our new home location World Cafe Live.

This will carry the same culture and vibes of our larger experience on 1st Saturdays - family, generosity, love, encouragement, passion, and of course - poetry while also highlighting local small business and visual artists. We knew once a month wasn’t enough and we wanted to turn up with our family on a Tuesday evening over some food and drinks. If you're interested in being one of our vendors or live painters, please send us an email to with "The Poets Pit" in the subject line.

The Poet's Pit will be hosted by either Mic Phillips or Jovan McKoy with music by DJ G33k. We will have a recap video from each night shot and edited by Dolo and poetry performances recorded by Bagi Image. All videos will be up on our YouTube channel and posted on our social media.

For poets looking to perform, we have an all raffle open mic list and get between 14-17 poets on stage each night. The process is simple-once the doors open, by the stage you’ll find one of our team members who will have raffle tickets ready for you. Each poet gets one ticket and it gets tossed into our bowl. Poets have until 7:20 PM to sign a ticket to be considered for our open mic that night. At 7:30 PM one of our hosts will get on stage to start the night and tickets will be randomly selected and that poet will make their way to the stage to perform. We will do this throughout the night until we end it off with our featured poet.

Please note: raffles can only be signed on site between 6:00 PM & 7:20 PM. No exceptions. We are a poetry only open mic experience, meaning we do not allow any other type of performances but poetry. No music is allowed, no comedians, etc. We want to create a space for our poets.

Number of Tickets
Limit 8 tickets per order.

* Does not include convenience or handling fees.