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Hey, I鈥檓 Abi Olufeko
5.0 Joined 11 Oct, 2022


Started with food in my basement, inviting all budding artists to share their work. Offered stage was also an opportunity for me to share my work, culminating in an underground poetry scene with very little form or critique. What marks me different is my voice and an exemplary energy of self-love. Though black, I am able to bring different races and backgrounds together to make for an interesting poetry night; this is my passion.

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365 Open Mic Poetry

Explore a galore of performance art carefully crafted amid great music and delectable African food in this intimate open mic experience. 馃搷 Urban Arts Gallery, 116 S Rio Grande St, Salt Lake City, UT 84101 饾煰饾煵饾煴 饾棧饾棦饾棙饾棫饾棩饾棳 is a homegrown Salt Lake City open mic poetry event celebrating over 11 years as a community favorite. Dedicated to improving communities through poetry, art, and culture, 365 Poetry is an inclusive, safe space to celebrate self-love and diversity. UPCOMING EVENTS: February 24鈥擝lack Butterflies in Kent April 20鈥擝reakout in Kent June 29鈥擝attles of the Sexes *POPULAR! August 24鈥擲ummer Party October 26鈥擲poken from the Shadows December 14鈥擜 Soulful Celebration

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3 Reviews
5.0 out of 5

Kaysie Nielson

27 Mar, 2024

365 Open Mic Poetry:

5.0 Poetry isn't my thing, but 365 Poetry has become one of my things.

This event brings together people from all walks of life; Artists looking to share their work and art lovers there to support or be inspired to share theirs next time. Each event is different not only because of the themes but the performers. Some nights you'll experience just raw, powerful poetry, and others you'll get a wide variety of dance, drums, singing, poetry, and more. It's epic. Abi has created a safe space that welcomes everyone. Seriously so welcoming, when I first started going I thought I'd never get up there, poetry isn't my thing. Fast forward 2 years later, I just did my first performance, HA. Aside from the art, there's delicious authentic African Food, new connections, and inspiring moments. Also, I love what 365 Poetry stands for - Loving yourself 365 days of the year, in 365 different ways. These events can be life-changing and I hope you join us, even if poetry isn't your thing.


Tosh Swain

21 Mar, 2024

365 Open Mic Poetry:

5.0 ENB 鉂わ笍's Abi & 365 Poetry!

Let's rewind the clock and journey back to 2017, where I met Abi at his December event鈥攁 dazzling showcase of creative energy and mix of artistry from poetry to opera, dance to stand-up comedy. After I picked up my jaw off the floor, I knew I had to be involved in this community. My friend Abe who introduced me to 365 Poetry, connected me to Abi, the event creator and genius behind this intimate open mic poetry event in SLC. Naturally, we clicked like bacon and eggs at brunch. Fast forward to 2024, I've gone from observer to poet to MC and now I'm helping others discover 365 Poetry because there's absolutely nothing like this community and container in Salt Lake City. Abi does an exceptional job at creating an inclusive platform for budding artists to practice their craft, and a safe space for all who attend to practice self-love. So, if you're reading this: just do it, buy a ticket, and show up. It may just change your life, too. See you there!


Alex Zhitnikov

07 Jun, 2023

365 Open Mic Poetry:

5.0 Space of Love!

I attended my first 365 Poetry, open mic poetry night in April. I walked in nervous, not knowing what to expect. I walked out with a full heart, new friends, and a connectedness I hadn鈥檛 felt in so long. Abi creates a space of love through food, music