spoken word poetry Lansing musicians produce spoken word project By Scott Pohl • Aug 17, 2016 A new recording project features Lansing artists working in the realm of spoken word music. Scott Pohl talks with Tyler Jenson, the musician responsible for “Speak Life: The Spoken Word Collection Vol. 1,” and one of the artists, Twyla Birdsong. Listen Listening... / 10:14 Statewide poetry event features creativity competition By Emanuele Berry • Mar 13, 2014 Flickr - zdenadel Listen Listening... / 12:50 High Schoolers from across the state will convene in East Lansing on Friday for the annual Michigan Poetry Out Loud Championship. At the event, students will recite famous works from memory.