Glendale Poetry Slam

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Date(s) - 02/12/20
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A Shot of Java


15 poets compete in three rounds of performance poetry judged by 5 randomly selected members of the audience, hosted by International Poetry Interpretation Champion, Aaron Hopkins-Johnson.

Poets interested in competing must send an email to with ‘GLENDALE’ in the subject line. We send you a confirmation email with the rules and expectations to help you compete.

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

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.

Our venue is A Shot of Java, compact and comfy coffeehouse offering organice and fair-trade coffee, smoothies, tea alongside pastry selections. Located in the Marty Robbins Plaza in Historic Downtown, Glendale, A Shot of Java is a free, all-ages venue for poetry slam!

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