NYC—Urbana Poetry Slam

Posted On March 13th, 2014
April 23, 2013 @ 7:00 pm – April 23, 2013 @ 9:30 pm
NEW LOCATION: Bar 82 (136 2nd Avenue New York
NY 10003)

This is my home poetry slam venue, and I attend every Tuesday night that I’m not off performing elsewhere. IF YOU’RE READING THIS, CHANCES I WILL BE THERE ON THIS NIGHT! Admission is $7 (unless it’s the night of a special slam like a theme slam or a semifinal, in which case it might be closer to $10). NYC-Urbana is a quirky and eccentric series, and even though we’ve featured some of the biggest names in poetry—Billy Collins, Patricia Smith, Galway Kinnell, Sage Francis, Saul Williams, and almost every national slam slam champion—we remain a warm and welcoming venue for all kinds of poetic voices: political, confessional, musical, and spiritual. You are welcome to sign up to be a part of the open mic so long as you know that we don’t ALWAYS have an open mic every week, and signing up is not a guarantee that you’ll get picked. Come ready to see a great show and maybe be a part of it, and you will not be disappointed. All kinds of poetry are welcome. Memorization is not required (but it totally helps!). For more information or to join our mailing list, visit

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