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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”

May 28, 2019

Writing Prompt: Dinosaurs

    How is your summer going, poets? Thinking about how hot it’s getting? You know who else had hot summers? The dinosaurs.   Today, we’re going to talk about them. Write about dinosaurs all you want. Follow the prompts in the feature image, or write about dinosaurs themselves. Did you know that some T-Rexes … Continue reading “Writing Prompt: Dinosaurs”

May 6, 2019

Writing Prompt – Camp

  Let’s borrow from the Met Gala tonight, shall we? Take the word camp and do whatever you want with it tonight. What does ‘camp’ in fashion mean to you? When is the last time you went camping? Who in your childhood made that ‘it’s in tents, like camping’ joke? Do you still talk to … Continue reading “Writing Prompt – Camp”

April 30, 2019

Weekly Writing Prompt – Concentric

  Happy Midweek, poets! This week’s writing prompt: Concentric Circles.   What can you think of that has concentric circles?   Concentric circles entail a circle inside a circle inside a circle. Saturn’s rings? Wedding rings? Wood? The sky is the limit with this post, poets. Show us what you’ve got!

April 15, 2019

Poetry Prompt- Productivity

  Happy Monday, poets. This week you can feel spring in the air – the weather changing, leaves falling on the ground. Change is happening everywhere. Do you feel like being productive during these times? Does productivity come easier to you in times of change? Write about productivity, as it relates to poetry or not, … Continue reading “Poetry Prompt- Productivity”

April 8, 2019

Poetry Prompt- Happy Rex Manning Day

  Happy Rex Manning Day, poets. Today’s prompt goes out to all of you Gen-Xer poets. Today might be a nostalgic day. Empire Records captured a time that doesn’t really exist anymore, lost in the waves of streaming music. Today’s poetry prompt – write something based on the movie. Who did you identify with more? … Continue reading “Poetry Prompt- Happy Rex Manning Day”

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

POETRY PROMPT: FLOWER

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”



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