Lefty's Live Music

SAY WHAT! Poetry

Say What! Poetry – has been a staple in Des Moines for over 14 years.  Giving the stage to the voices we need to hear the most!  Lenny Bell and crew have cultivated a much needed platform for artists of all walks of life.  Many things have come and gone in Des Moines, but Say What! is bigger and better than ever.

$5 Cover

9pm Doors

In February we will be hosting Say What! every First Thursday of the month.

From Lenny: New Year, New Location, New Date and Time!

Happy 2018!!!! With the New Year comes new opportunities for each and all!

By now many of you have realized that the Streetcar 209 is no more which closes a very long chapter in the life of Say What! Poetry in Des Moines. From the bottom of my heart, I’d like to thank the owners, JC and Nancy, for their commitment and faith in Say What! Poetry over the last almost 14 years. I also say thanks for the friendship and I look forward to seeing what lies ahead for us all on this life journey.

I have to admit that I’d be lying if I said I was stressing about what to do next with the open mic. If we never had another show, I really would be okay with that. 14 years is a very long time. It is also a testament to the resolve of a community no one thought would be interested in poetry this long. You all are appreciated.

Well, I’ve done my soul searching and have come to grips with the fact that the community isn’t ready Say What! Poetry go…*%#* LOL 😂With that being said, Say What! Poetry will continue on at Lefty’s on University beginning January 11th. Thanks to Anne who is co-owner of Lefty’s and also a long time supporter of Say What! Poetry. I’m so looking forward to our next chapter…And The Next Poet.

Join us as we get it on once more! With me, Lenny as your host and DJ Hollywood on deck, we gone represent. Doors open at nine. Cover $5 at the door. See you there.

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