Keith Brantley is the host of Poet's Corner, the longest-running open mic event in Las Vegas. The event, which got started about 14 years ago, was a huge hit from the very beginning. Brantley's event, however, is not solely for slam poetry. It’s for all types of readings, he says, making it a true, open event. "The Poet's Corner has always been about getting closet poets to come out there and do their thing," he says. Poetry can be like therapy, Brantley says, because it allows even the smallest people to be heard. Click below to listen to him read his poem, "Hell To Pay."
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