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Phoenix Poetry Slam | October 12

October 12, 2017 @ 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM UTC-7

10 poets in Phoenix will be competing for a $50 cash prize! Slam begins at 8pm. The slam will be hosted by Megaphone PHX!

Today’s Phoenix Poetry Slam from Lawn Gnome Publishing is the result of years of seeking talented new voices and promoting strong literary events.

📣 Megaphone PHX

Megaphone PHX stepped up and offered their art class and gallery space to the Phoenix Poetry Slam in order to continue both group’s mission of giving more people in Phoenix a platform to find and express their creative voice.

📣 Tickets

Presales are $8 until October 11. Tickets at the door are $12 day of the event. The Phoenix Poetry Slam is an all ages, uncensored show that anyone can attend. Tickets can be purchased HERE and at There is limited seating, and seats are delivered on a first come, first served basis.

📣 Poets Signed Up:

Erin Kong
Tristan Marshell
Emily Halling
Lysandra Marquez
Jabril Baker
Faith Decker
Ann Keating
Mugdha Thakur
Alexis Patton

Calibration: Ben McCutcheon

📣 Where Did Phoenix Poetry Slam Come From?!

Lawn Gnome Publishing brought the 2014 Individual World Poetry Slam to Phoenix, AZ. It was the first time a Poetry Slam Inc event has been held in Arizona since the performance art was established in the 90’s. Our mission is to provide a space for local writers/artists/performers/etc. to explore and perfect their own craft. Our commitment is community. We welcome persons of any and all genders, sexualities, ethnicities, abilities, ages, etc. As writers and literary critics, we value freedom of speech and thus do not limit, moderate or otherwise censor any content, and so there is a blanket trigger warning for all events. However, we strive to create a constructive atmosphere of equality, sensitivity, and progress, one that encourages discussion and actively opposes marginalization of any persons or group. Our goal isn’t tolerance of diversity, but its empowerment and alliance.

📣 How do I sign up? Poets interested in competing must send an email to with “POETRY SLAM” in the subject line. First 10 poets will be signed up for the next event on a first come, first served basis.


October 12, 2017
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Megaphone PHX
4700 N. Central Avenue Suite 112
Phoenix, AZ 85012 United States