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Click here to check out the upcoming events at Rain City Poetry Slam!  We have an open mic and poetry every Wednesday at Jai Thai on Broadway at 8pm.

May 31, 2019

The Hood

  The Hood, a poem by Maganda Speaks   I spoke to the Hood the other day And The Hood said You never asked it nothing You never asked its permission Our culture thrown on your boardroom table Altered Then custom fitted To make the space You’ve been buying us out of Suitable for your … Continue reading “The Hood”

April 1, 2019

Poetry Prompt: Convince Me of Something/Sonnet

  Happy 10 Things I Hate About You anniversary, Poet. This also marks the anniversary of Kat Stratford’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s Sonnet 141. You have two options this week, poet. Since it is day 1 of National Poetry Month, I’m giving you more to work with. You can either adapt any of The Bard’s sonnets … Continue reading “Poetry Prompt: Convince Me of Something/Sonnet”

April 1, 2019

Celebrate National Poetry Month With Rain City Slam

  Happy April, Poets! It is now officially National Poetry Month. Poets everywhere are scribbling frantically into their notebooks and there are numerous poetry events in your city. Celebrate National Poetry Month with Rain City Slam and cultivate a love for poetry with us! We will be posting 30 prompts this month, 1 per day, … Continue reading “Celebrate National Poetry Month With Rain City Slam”

March 25, 2019


Welcome to a new week, poets. This week, write about a flower. Maybe you got flowers from a loved one recently and the thought of them fills you up with glee. Maybe you have a favorite flower: roses, maybe – or tulips. Maybe you want to write about how many flowers are dangerous for cats. … Continue reading “POETRY PROMPT: FLOWER”

March 18, 2019

Poetry Prompt: Overwhelmed

  Happy Monday, Poets!   How do Mondays make you feel? Is there a pit at the bottom of your stomach on Sunday night, dreading the morning and logging into your emails? Do you want to get the week started, looking forward to an event during the week? Maybe you’re like many of us, a … Continue reading “Poetry Prompt: Overwhelmed”

March 11, 2019

Poetry Prompt (Haiku Edition): Beginning

Happy Monday, Poets. Welcome to a new week. Lots of fresh ideas are ripe for exploring in your poetry this week. This week also happens to be the Haiku Deathmatch at Rain City Slam, and it’s recommended to come ready with a whole pocket full of Haiku poems. If you do not have any, it’s … Continue reading “Poetry Prompt (Haiku Edition): Beginning”

March 5, 2019

2019 Rain City Grand Slam!

Get your tickets for the Rain City Slam Finals! The legendary poet Wil Gibson will be featuring at this, our most fierce competition of the year! The top 8 poets from our qualifying tournament will be slinging their best 3 minute poems in a breathtaking night of poetry. The doors open at 6pm, and the … Continue reading “2019 Rain City Grand Slam!”

March 4, 2019

Poetry Prompt: List

Happy Monday, Poets!   We would like to welcome you into this week with a poetry prompt. This week’s prompt is List. This could be a list of things you love about someone, or it could be a list of things you hate. It could be a list of reasons to live or just a … Continue reading “Poetry Prompt: List”

February 2, 2019

Would You Like To Be a Featured Poet?

Maybe you’ve wanted to be a featured poet up on the Rain City stage. Maybe speaking isn’t quite your thing, and you’ve been wanting to be recognized for the art inside of you. Listen up, poets! We’re holding a Poetry Contest. Details below.  We are seeking community submissions on all kinds of topics that will … Continue reading “Would You Like To Be a Featured Poet?”

December 18, 2017

A dream in which I am present in my own body

by Ashlee Haze   I have spent my life living as a ghost in the shell of a woman in reverie, I exist in a space where I am present in my own body and here it does not belong to anyone but me this body, an erasure poem void of the praise I would … Continue reading “A dream in which I am present in my own body”

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