HomeBase Poetry presents the FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION '24 TOUR live in Phoenix

Jun 4th

  • Hours4 Hours
  • Admission$20.00
  • Time5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
HomeBase Poetry brings you a special 2 man show event. Bay area national poetry artists Prentice Powell and Shawn William bring their live performance of "For Your Consideration '24" Tour to HomeBase Poetry Open Mic. With the introduction of the Best Spoken Word Poetry Album at the 2023 Grammy Awards, this album will be in the running for next year's Grammy consideration.

"For Your Consideration" is a celebration of brotherhood, and a two-decade tutorial in spoken word craftsmanship mixed with ‘Black Boy Joy.’ It speaks eloquently on fatherhood, depression, relationships, home and street life, childhood trauma, love, and heartache in a way never touched before by any artists. After multiple sold-out shows in Oakland, CA, and Hollywood, CA, Prentice & Shawn have taken their two-man show on the road with a 16-city tour across the country, to promote their new Live Album “For Your Consideration,” while showing the world what levels can be reached when words mix with passion.
Prentice Powell and Shawn William’s first time on stage together didn’t start in brotherhood, but competition. They met outside the legendary Black Box in Oakland, CA, practicing their craft and noticing each other’s work ethic. After that magical night, the bond formed. That bond has turned into a 20-year journey of friendship and a professional relationship, featuring on stages and platforms individually and together around the world.

As individuals, Prentice Powell and Shawn William have laid a solid foundation for many spoken word artists to follow but together, they are not only electrifying - they also push each other to raise the bar. Their chemistry on stage is not only mesmerizing it’s also heartfelt playing off each other perfectly
Prentice Powell approaches every stage performance from London to South Africa polished, precise, and professional - sharing his gift while allowing his art to speak for itself. Prentice has shared the stage with Stevie Wonder, The Roots, Sevyn Streeter, Anthony Hamilton, Faith Evans, and alongside his fellow Fiveology members, opened for Jill Scott during her Summer 2013 tour. Prentice is a distinguished member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, and he is the only spoken word artist to have appeared on all six seasons of Versus & Flow.
Shawn William approaches every stage from San Quentin State Prison to Toronto passionate, vulnerable, and raw - taking his audiences on an emotional rollercoaster with wordplay and vivid storytelling that is unmatched. Shawn is a founding member of Fiveology who toured with Grammy Award winner Jill Scott and were featured on Verses and Flow, The Arsenio Show, The ESPY’s, Radio City Music Hall & The Apollo.
HomeBase Poetry Open Mic is hands down one of the most upscale open mic in the country! Come and get on the mic. Recite and read your poetry and work in front of a supportive and enthusiastic audience. Express all those ideas that you’ve been itching to share, or just listen and watch. Enjoy the family atmosphere that HomeBase Citizens create. Jam out to the songs you miss, that you grew up to, that make you groove whether you want to or not. Close your eyes to live music from the most skillful musicians in the game. Hear poetry that will broaden your horizons, crack you up, and make you think as much as it makes you feel.
Our feature artists come from all over the country to perform for you at HomeBase, as well as from right here in Phoenix! Our dj’s interact with the host and crowd, moving your soul with pure ear candy. Our small business vendors will be there with unique and quality goods, services, and information that you can’t find anywhere else. But the HomeBase crew and the Citizens who have made us there home, are the best thing about us. I mean a room full of positive people with great energy…and looking good at the same time! Make HomeBase Poetry your safe place. Make us your home!
Our doors open 1 hour prior to show start, so be sure to come early and enjoy our Good Energy Vendor Market, network with others, enjoy the music and sign up for some time to shine on the stage.
HomeBase Poetry is a cultural phenomenon in Phoenix. Let us show you why!

  • Location Hyatt Regency - Downtown Phoenix
  • 122 N 2nd Street
  • Phoenix, Arizona 85004