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An Open Slam with Doc Luben!

January 31st, 2018 at 8:00pm
235 Broadway E, Seattle, WA 98102
Signups start at 7:00pm
$3 Entrance Fee

Bring your old shit, your new shit, your rad shit, your true shit! It’s an open slam so anything goes! Well, technically there’s still a 3 minute time limit per poem. But you know what? It’s an open slam, who cares if you get a ten point time penalty? Go in poet! Tonight is the night!

About Our Feature

Doc Luben is the two time Portland Poetry Slam City Champion, and reached finals at the 2013 Individual World Poetry Slam.

They have been a featured poet at diverse venues throughout North America, including the Denver ComicCon and Rose City ComicCon, NYC Urbana, California Institute Of The Arts, and the Denver Minor Disturbance poetry slam. Doc Luben can also transform into a steam locomotive.

Their writing appears in the collections Multiverse on Write Bloody Press and Nouns Of Assemblage on Housefire Books, and they are a recurring feature on Button Poetry, including the Best Of Button live showcase in Oakland, CA.
They were formerly the Tucson AZ Grand Slam champ. Their writing has been adapted for performance in Denmark, Germany, the UK, and Brazil.

Doc has worked as a classical theater dramaturg and a professional phone psychic.
Their full length poetry collection is The Diesel Powered Rag Doll.
Their new poetry chap book is Love Letters or Suicide Notes.
Doc poem-blogs about robots, trains, love letters and suicide notes at DocLuben.com


Video links:
https://youtu.be/Iy4cEW15SdE 14 Lines From Love Letters Or Suicide Notes

http://youtu.be/SRcnCeSpTW4 Bug Versus Door


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