Seattle Poetry Slam

Seattle Poetry Slam exists to celebrate the power of the voice. We are an arts organization that works to provide a platform for voices to be heard beyond social, cultural, political, and economic barriers.

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Address: 815 Seattle Boulevard S Suite 215
Seattle, WA 98134
Phone Number: 208-703-4673
EIN: 91-2138554
Seattle Poetry Slam is Seattle's longest running weekly show, going on 25 years that features an award winning open mic, a featured headline performer and a poetry slam. Every year, Seattle Poetry Slam sends poets to three national spoken word competitions to represent Seattle with 76 other cities in North America.

Seattle Poetry Slam's mission is to provide a space to inspire others, to honor and share their experience, work through trauma, interrogate oppression, and evoke change -all through the device of poetry. We believe language is a key element to ensuring and creating lasting social change. We also believe that healthy competition strengths poets' ability to effectively use words as tools for empowerment and to open hearts.

Our representatives are local community leaders and organizers. We have a desire to make change happen in our city, as we go out into the rest of the world to represent it. We are a group of poets, but we are also a group of citizens of this city writing love letters to the world.
Seattle Poetry Slam is a Partner Artist project of Shunpike.

About Shunpike
Shunpike is a 501c3 non-profit literary and art service organization, whose mission is to strengthen the Seattle arts community by partnering with small and mid-size arts groups to develop the business tools they need to succeed. It was founded in 2001 to support a vibrant and diverse local arts community where arts groups of all sizes could thrive. Working in close partnership with these groups, Shunpike helps solve problems quickly and imparts vital skills in finance, organizational management and arts administration. Since inception, it has supported the work of more than 2,000 arts in live performance, film, literary arts, visual arts, and arts education.