Logan Lu Poetry

Logan Lu 

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Logan Lu is a dynamic, Chicago born and raised, Puerto Rican artist who showcases his talents as a poet, a featured artist, and a Master of Ceremonies. His decade of experience in each of these disciplines combined with his stage presence are legendary in the Chicago performance scene. He draws from his urban reality to cross the color lines in the hyper segregated neighborhoods of Chicago with the street credibility that comes from years of working as an activist, an artist, and an educator.


LOgan LU the POet


In 2014, he earned a B.A. in Communications, media and theater from Northeastern Illinois University. He is the 2017 Artists in Residence at Oak Park Public Library. Logan Lu has performed poetry across the United States including with the GUILD COMPLEX, Tia Chucha Press, and the National Museum of Mexican Art, as well as toured Mexico in 2016 and 2018. He has also held workshops for the residents of the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center and students in the Chicago Public Schools and educators in Mexico. 

On stage, he has opened for notable acts including Saul Williams and Calle 13.

Luis has also represented Chicago at the National Poetry Slam in 2014 and 2018. 

He is the author of Stone Eagle (2017) published by Bobbin Lace Press, Chicago. Currently, Luis is the resident poet for ESSO Afrojam Funkbeat (2016 Best New Band and Best International Music Act, Chicago Reader). 

Logan Lu with ESSO Afrojam Funkbeat

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Logan Lu with ESSO Afrojam Funkbeat

Logan Lu is the resident poet with ESSO and has been featured on both on their last 2 albums. His poetic delivery provides an urban narrative with socially conscious lyrics, in both English and Spanish. This unique blend of music and poetry moves your hips and lights your mind.

You can check more of ESSO at essoafrojamfunkbeat.com


Logan Lu the Host

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Logan Lu the Host


In Chicago he simultaneously built his reputation as poet and as a motivating Master of Ceremonies. Starting in 2008 as the host of Q4’s 20hrtzX20khrtz infamous open mic. Logan Lu has hosted the highly acclaimed CumbiaSazo monthly dance experience in addition to countless festivals, private events, and cultural functions. His professional stage presence and energetic delivery hypes all crowds and gets the audience excited for the upcoming acts while consistely weaving the theme of the event into the show.