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Poetry On Main



to my Caribbean home sweet home


Be My Guest

Quaint Experiences You Will Love!


Welcome to my Living Room

My events will dazzle you from the moment you step foot into my world! From carefully curated poetry salons, open mics and book signings, to unforgettable Caribbean dance & culinary experiences, authenticity is my ultimate priority!


Join me on dream Poetic Getaways

A self-care retreat is just what you need! Join me for Poetry and adventure in Utah and at a tropical beach starting fall 2024. Sign up for my Newsletter today to receive upcoming announcements on the first retreat!


Welcome to my Classroom

Not just Classes, but Experiences! The last 30 minutes of in-person Classes are reserved for socializing over bites and Caribbean themed background music. I offer writing/journaling, and cooking classes that elevate your spirit! Learn at your own pace with my affordable online courses soon!


Relax & Learn in my Virtual Cafe

Take your lunch or coffee break with me! In my virtual poetry cafe, you can download free poetry tracks and watch past inspiring events for a small fee. In my virtual classroom, you can purchase my downloadable courses too! Refer a friend and save!

Welcome to my Kitchen: 1804 Caribbean Cafe


​Grab your own Caribbean Hot Plate and fall in love with my home cooked meals all over again! Hot Plates include buttery rice and peas, marinated chicken, complete with my spicy Haitian slaw "Pikliz". Only $20 and comes with my special homemade Caribbean lemonade. First 10 people to order will also receive a free cupcake! Pick Up Only 2 days a week!

Welcome to my Store: Gladys Boutiques

Gladys Boutique is a tribute to my late mother who taught me the love of books and the arts, notably the culinary arts and fashion. The pop-up store is accessible during events or at anytime online. It also features a small selection of books by Black authors including my first poetry book series (Journal of the Caribbean Nightingale), and my elegant collection of handmade greeting cards, Le Rossignol. Additionally, I take individual appointments for consultations with clients wishing to have their measurements taken for the design of their elegant tailor-made outfits provided by Haitian seamstresses


Michaëlle Martial, the Caribbean Nightingale

Hello! I'm Michaëlle Martial, a Haitian-born Poet & Spoken Word Artist known as The Caribbean Nightingale. I am a Domestic Violence Survivor who also survived the death of a daughter while caring for a son with a critical illness. Such life altering events have pushed me out of my shell. Although I started writing at the age of 13 in my homeland of Haiti, I didn't write my first poem in English until I took my first Creative Writing course in college shortly after moving to the US. What began as simply a passion or a personal healing tool has evolved into a moving cause. It is now another way for me to foster unity creatively in my community. A portion of my events' proceeds is donated to a local nonprofit supporting women and survivors of domestic violence. Please consider supporting me in promoting mental health through poetry and the arts.

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Catering Services

Allow me to cater your special occasion with my Caribbean dishes


Poetry Services

Commission me to write the perfect poem or to perform one of mine


Consulting Services

I'll help you find the right artist, design your website, or self-publish


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