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See you this Tuesday, August 25th for our Leyna Rynearson & an our last IWPS qualifier!


Leyna Rynearson is a poet, student, business owner, and community organizer based in Portland, OR. In her free time (which doesn’t really exist), she likes to think about bridges, pizza, and dogs. She has self-published several chapbooks, been published in several places, including Voicemail Poems and her elementary school district poetry collection, and featured all over the Pacific Northwest, including as a headliner of the 2015 Poetics Corvallis Poetry Festival. She was the 2007 Anchorage Youth Slam Champion, a member of the 2014 Portland Poetry Slam Nationals team, and is the current host and co-slam master of the Portland Poetry Slam. She can change a tire by herself and make a pie crust without a recipe. 


Last chance to qualify for the chance to represent SPS at the Individual World Poetry Slam in Washington DC! Bring four poems (4 minutes, 1 minute, 2 minutes, and 3 minutes) and slam your hearts out. Tonight the top two poets go directly to IWPS Finals where we will determine who will be traveling to DC in October for glory and art!

The Individual World Poetry Slam (IWPS) is a annual competition where poets from all over North America descend on one city for four days to cavort, frolic, hear and perform poetry, and other unsavory activities. Seattle Poetry Slam will send one poet to represent us. Will it be you?


1114 Howell St
Doors @ 8
Open mic @ 8:30

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