Mecca Verdell, Rebecca Dupas, Brion Layalihilmia, Shelly Washington, and Gayle Danley are the “Baltimore Queens of Poetry.” Some of the most dynamic poets in America happen to be from the Baltimore area and these five slayed a sold-out crowd of hundreds recently at the historic Arena Players playhouse.

“The Baltimore Queens of Poetry” brought spoken word fire on Aug. 18 in front of a raucous crowd that hung on every word.

Baltimore Queens of Poetry (AFRO Photo)

“This show was stunning! The energy was electric and I am so grateful to each and every one of you who joined me (Aug. 18),”said Layalihilmia, who produced the show, via Facebook.

“We were fierce and fly and I can’t wait for the next big thing in the #ladybspeaks saga.”