Normalizing The Less Than Perfect.


With Over One Million Views, Mike Rosen's powerful stories, keynotes, and workshops are changing the narrative around mental health, addiction, pornography, and masculinity. Click below to see why organizations like Google, Yale University, The Whitney Museum of American Art and Tom's Shoes love his work.


I was moved in a way that I’ve never been before by art.
— Jesse Israel, Founder of The Big Quiet
Heartbreaking & Heart-Warming Beauty.
— Dylan Dunlap, Recording Artist
Wow. Thank you, Mike, for sharing so much of yourself and for trusting these teens to meet you there.
— Rabbi Juliana Karol, Rodeph Sholom Day School
I forgot writing once saved my life. You gave that back to me.
— Aly, 17, Workshop Attendee at Beit T'Shuvah Treatment Center

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Mike Rosen is an award-winning poet and speaker on a mission to normalize the less than perfect. Through a combination of storytelling and music, Mike addresses anxiety, grief, pornography, and addiction without stigma. In addition to appearances at The Whitney Museum, Google, WeWork, RBC Capital Investments, Yale University and a dozen other universities, Mike has performed in venues on three continents. His videos have been viewed over one million times online. He teaches narrative healing workshops globally, is an official storyteller for the JED Foundation, and is earning his masters in mental health counseling at the University of Pennsylvania. 



Whether we're focusing on destigmatizing mental illness, writing technique, or performance mechanics my workshops are all about one thing: creating a world where more people feel safe sharing their stories. Each of my workshops can be catered to the specific needs of your community and I'll often create custom curricula for specific occasions.

Contact me to learn how poetry can empower your community to tell its own story.