Today at 8:30 PM – 11 PM
Starts in about 2 hours · 79°F Partly Cloudy
Busboys and Poets
Wide Open Mic
Doors open at 8:30pm. Please arrive on time if you wish to sign the open mic list; it fills quickly.
Hosted by Sim Ply Sherri
Featuring Breeze (Frederick Eberhardt)
Breeze “ILifeThis” The Poet is a Richmond, Virginia native. The dedicated father of three is an author, battle rapper, host, workshop facilitator and mentor who began writing poetry in high school and began performing professionally in 2010.
While having many accomplishments in his short time as a professional poet, from slam championships to television show appearances, his ultimate goal is to teach his kids how to find their voices and never be silent, how to believe in their dreams and adopt the understanding that, while your gifts will make room for you, faith without works is dead and blessed are those who work diligently towards multiplying their gifts. He also desires to reach the next generations, in hopes of helping them find themselves through this gift—as he has.
Breeze lives out the idea of “Love Any Way”—a belief that love is the key ingredient needed to be relevant in this craft. Love enough to want to listen, learn, inform, inspire, enlighten and grow. Love also motivates one to always be honest in everything they do. “I was once told, ‘you don’t win slams, get applause or praise and accolades because you’re the greatest writer or performer, but because people believe you.’” That idea, above everything else, is the epitome of Breeze “ILifeThis” The Poet!
-Author of Serenity Song: Whole Hymns for Broken Peace
-Performed on the historic Apollo Theater stage
-Performed for Jill Scott at the Radio City Music Hall in NY as the winner of the prestigious Verses and Flow Writing Competition
-Opened up for Angie Stone
-National Television appearance as a featured poet on Lexus presents TV1 Verses and Flow (season 4)
-2015 Writers Den Grand Slam (Richmond) Champion
-Coached the 2016 Writing Lions (Richmond) to 6th place in the regional competition (Southern Fried Poetry Slam)
-5x consecutive King of the South Regional Poetry Slam champion (2011-2016)
-Took 2nd place at group piece finals with the 2017 Slam Charlotte Poetry Slam team at Nationals
-Creator of Life Line Poetry, an organization that strives for the growth of young poets
– 2018 IWPS for Bull City Slam