The Phoenix Poetry Slam is every Thursday, 7pm at The Lost Leaf in Downtown Phoenix, Arizona.
Phoenix Poetry Slam from Lawn Gnome Publishing is the result of years of seeking talented new voices and promoting strong literary events.
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.
Are You A Poet??
Poets interested in competing must send an email to email@example.com 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.
High School Poetry | Call For Submissions!
DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED to FEBRUARY 14th! To qualify, you must be an active student in grades 7-12 in the state of Arizona. Submissions must be sent to and received by our editors by January 31st. Entries must provide a full name, email address, the school they attend, and a poem not to exceed 1000 words. All poetry submitted cannot be previously published. In general, yes: we consider a work previously published if it has appeared on a public blog or website, or in a high-school or college anthology, in the published results of a writing contest, etc. If we can find it in Google, it has been published. Poetry may be of any form or style. Work will be chosen by a group of peer editors that participate in Project Lit, an out-of-school time program that uses poetry, spoken word and hip hop to promote literacy & activate social and emotional learning with young and emerging adults. Work will be chosen based on the quality of content, consistency of voice and style, and mastery of language. There is no submission fee to enter.