Thursday, Mar 02, 2023 8:00p -

Tu Casa Restaurant
403 Broadway
Chelsea, MA 02150

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2nd Level Events (a Clark Ave Production) and POEMSBoston present "Noches De Palabras | Night of Words" a bilingual spoken word and open mic event featuring top spoken word artists from the Greater Boston Area. Open mic available too - sign up at the door!


Michael "Warrior" Bonds - Host


Michelle La Poetica

Cole Rodriguez

Michael "Warrior" Bonds - Producer and Host

Michael “Warrior Bonds,is a renowned award winning performance poet and Spokenword artist, a motivator and community consultant and a self published author from Roxbury aka Boston Massachusetts . Warrior, as he called, is a valued member of the legendary Lizard Lounge Poetry Jam Slam Poetry team. In 2018 the Lizard Lounge Slam team ranked 13th nationally out 82 national slam teams. In 2019 Warrior won both the Lizard Lounge Most Valuable Poet and the Grande Champion trophies. In 2018 GBOS Magazine Boston named him Best Spokenword Artist in Boston. Warrior was awarded the Boston Community Warrior Award 4 times by the Institute of Pan African Culture, Street Peace, Prophets for Non Profits and the Nation of Islam for his on going work with returning citizens, the proven-risk criminally active gang population and homeless youth.

He has self published two books of his own poetry; Gunz Poems & Rosez in 2005 and The Write in 2012. Mr Bonds is an independent Resource Consultant and the Outreach Programs Coordinator for Mission Safe Boston and other non prophet organizations.

Michelle La Poetica

Born to Dominican immigrant parents in 1976 New York City,shortlyt hereafter moved to Massachusetts where she lives to this day; Michelle La Poetica prides herself in the main aspects of her being, being a Mother, a Woman and a Creative Soul...all other elements of her existence...fall at the feet of this trinity and rise because of it. She has been writing poetrysince she was about 8 years old and through the years she’s come to learn that writing is reallythe only thing that allows her to become one with her thoughts and emotions.

Wanting to find other poets to engage with,Michelle LaPoetica (then Poetica76) created a platform on AOL called Serious Poetry Tag. This private (invite only) chatroom became popular and sparked the open micvibe. This led to various opportunities including her first ever feature at the Cantab Lounge in Cambridge in 2003. This same year, her need to find a platform for bilingual poets led to the creation of L.E.T.R.A. (Liga de Escritores Talentosos Reformando las Artes) in Lawrence,MA. What was to become a spanglish platform quickly became a hotspot for youth from the cityto come and express themselves through poetry. It was through this experience that her love for the open mic really began. Years later LETRA evolved into DENCITY (Developing Expressions Now Creating Initiatives Through You) a broader version of L.E.T.R.A where music performances and any other form of creative expression were also encouraged as part of the open mic.

Talent seeking and artist development became a huge part of the open mic and there she discovered that finding a creative soul, that more often than not has forgotten or doesn't even realize what their creative gifts are has undoubtedly become a passion that has driven and moved her to build and create opportunities whenever and wherever possible for all creative souls to grow and shine in a safe and brave spaces, free of judgment and filled with love.

Cole Rodrigues

Cole Rodriguez is an internationally recognized spoken word artist, originating from Boston, MA. As a former participant in the National Poetry Slam, Cole has competed against the top-ranked poets in the United States. As a mother, teacher, artist and friend, Cole has used her poetic work to create community, inspire activism and speak truth to power.

Passionate about youth development, Cole works with universities, high schools and in therapeutic settings to facilitate spaces wherein poetry can be de-constructed, celebrated and created. Bridging the gap between theory and practice, she has worked with institutions including Harvard University, Berklee College of Music, Boston College, Salem State University and Bermuda College, as well as a host of alternative and public schools, to incorporate activism and poetic voice into the classroom.

As a performance poet, she has captured audience's attention as an acclaimed slam winner at Cambridge’s Lizard Lounge, Roxbury’s House Slam and Manhattan’s Nuyorican Café. This lover of rhyme continues to perform throughout the US and abroad.

Cole Rodriguez is an avid music appreciator, an enthusiastic Celtics fan and a beast in the kitchen.


Josiehanna is a 18 year old first generation Dominican-American. She’s from Dorchester, and is currently attending Northeastern University, majoring in Criminal Justice & Human Services. Josiehanna defines herself to be a poet/ spoken word artist and loves to advocate for others through her forms of speech. She hopes to one day also, be an event coordinator for open mics and create a space for young people all throughout Boston to feel safe to be loud and unedited and with power.

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