PhoenixPoet Free, Open Poetry & Art in the Valley of the Sun

Poets in Phoenix are greeting 2017 with a dozen readings. Visit the calendar at or just read below 🙂 Poets unite!

Infuse Open Mic 2nd Sundays 6:00pm (-9:00pm) Phoenix Center for the Arts
FREE Open Mic Poetry Show
Poet Sign-up 5:30pm
Hosted by T.J. Natole
1202 N 3rd ST, Phx
Inside the 3rd ST theatre
(480) 309 0191

Kax Stage
Downtown Phoenix Open Mic 3rd Sundays 4:00pm (-7:00pm) Kax Stage at Herberger Theater
Poetry, music, spoken word, dance, performance
Hosted by Ken Weene
222 E Monroe ST, Phx
(602) 254-7399

Cultiv8N Culture Mondays 7:00pm (-10:00pm) Cafe Touba African Coffee Shoppe
Djs, Drums, Dance, Healing, Celebration
$1 Entry Fee
Hosted by Adam Beltracchi & Main Ke
720 W Missouri AV, Phx
(602) 237-6977

Pink Slip
Pink Slip Open Mic Mondays 8:00pm (-9:30pm) Lawn Gnome
Poets & Musicians are Welcome to Perform for 3 to 5 Minutes, All Original Work, $1
Hosted by Adam Beltracchi
905 N 5th ST, Phx
(602) 682-5825

Poetic Soul Wednesdays 7:00pm (-11:00pm) Club Dwntwn
The Ultimate Collaborative Arts & Culture Experience
Advance tickets $8 BravoTipping, $10 cash @ door
Hosted by Homebase
702 N Central AV, Phx
(602) 570-0047

Free Mic
Free Association Open Mic 3rd Wednesdays 7:00pm (-9:30pm) GCC SU
Free & Open Poetry Reading, Special Featured Guests
Hosted by Shawnte Orion
6000 W Olive AV, Glndl
59th AV & Olive AV, Student Union Room 104
(623) 845 4617

Bar Flies
Bar Flies 1st Thursdays 7:00pm (-9:00pm) Valley Bar
Phoenix New Times’ Monthly Reading Series featuring music
$5, Doors 6:00pm
Curated by Katie Johnson
130 N Central AV, Phx
@ Monroe ST off the alley, rear basement in the Rose Room
(602) 368-3121

District 4
District 4 The Poetry Reading 3rd Thursdays 7:00pm (-8:30pm) Jarrod’s Coffee, Tea & Gallery
An evening of open mic and featured readers
Sign-up 6:30pm
Hosted by District 4
154 W Main ST, Mesa
(480) 822-7146

Art Talks
Art & Culture Talks Final Thursdays 5:00pm (-6:30pm) Dog Eared Pages Used Books
Rejuvinate your soul with us, open to all art-lovers and artists
Hosted by Kim "Max" White
16428 N 32nd ST, Phx Ste 111
S of Bell RD @ Aire Libre AV
(602) 283-5423

Poetry Reading 1st Fridays 7:00pm (-9:00pm) Changing Hands Bookstore
Award-Winning Poets, Open Sharing of Personal Favorites
Hosted by Pinna Joseph
6428 S McClintock DR, Tmpe
SWC @ Guadalupe RD
(480) 730 0205

Spoken Word 1st Fridays 7:00pm (-9:00pm) Lo-Lo’s Chicken & Waffles
1220 S Central AV, Phx
S of Buckeye RD on Yuma ST
(602) 340-1304

Caffeine Corridor 2nd Fridays 7:30pm (-9:00pm) {9} The Gallery
Open Mic and Other Verbal Assaults
Converge, Open to All, Art Gallery, Wine & Refreshments
Hosted by Jack Evans & Shawnte Orion
1229 Grand AV, Phx
Turn West on McKinley ST, Parking Lot in Back
(602) 349 9557
info@PROTECTED Calendar Updated

Poets, Artists, Performers, Songwriters, Actors, Spoken Word Artists, MCs, DJs, Slammers, Writers, Singers, Belly Dancers, Jazz Musicians and more: You’re on the way to self-expression! Listings can accomodate your desire to share in a free and open environment in the Phoenix Area…
Starting with INFUSE Open Mic :::9th Anniversary::: this Sunday, October 9th @ 5:30pm.

*Note Reading at Changing Hands will be the 2nd Friday of October, not the 1st.

Please share more with your listing requests by replying to poetry@PROTECTED

The Individual World Poetry Slam, with 96 top Slam Poets (from US, Canada, France, Germany and more) takes place next week in Flagstaff.
See you at the venues!


UPDATE: Phoenix Poetry Open Mic Calendar

Greetings from Phoenix Poet. Thank you for your newsletter submissions – leading writers and artists to opportunities for open expression. We will be composing a new letter soon, but before the new year we would like to get the lowdown on your favorite open mic poetry events in the valley. Here’s what we’ve got so far…

Infuse Open Mic 2nd Sundays 6:00-9:00pm
Phoenix Center for the Arts

FREE Open Mic Poetry Show

Poet Sign-up 5:30pm

Hosted by Lalli

1202 N 3rd ST, Phx

Inside the 3rd ST theatre

(480) 309 0191


Pink Slip Open Mic Mondays 8:00-9:30pm
Lawn Gnome

Poets & Musicians are Welcome to Perform for 3 to 5 Minutes, All Original Work, $1

Hosted by Adam Beltracchi

905 N 5th ST, Phx

(602) 721 9175


Uptown P.E.N. 2nd Tuesdays 7:00-8:30pm
Practical Art

Relaxed Atmosphere with a Welcoming Audience

Hosted by Jake Friedman

5070 N Central AV, Phx

Just N of Camelback RD, W side of Central

(602) 264 1414


Free Association Open Mic 3rd Wednesdays 7:00-9:30pm

Free & Open Poetry Reading, Special Featured Guests

Hosted by Shawnte Orion

6000 W Olive AV, Glndl

59th AV & Olive AV, Student Union Room 104

(623) 845 4617


Poetry Reading 1st Fridays 7:00-9:00pm
Changing Hands Bookstore

Award-Winning Poets, Open Sharing of Personal Favorites

Hosted by Pinna Joseph

6428 S McClintock DR, Tmpe

SWC @ Guadalupe RD

(480) 730 0205

Caffeine Corridor 2nd Fridays 7:30-9:30pm
{9} The Gallery

Open Mic and Other Verbal Assaults

Converge, Open to All, Art Gallery, Wine & Refreshments

Hosted by Jack Evans & Shawnte Orion

1229 Grand AV, Phx

Turn West on McKinley ST, Parking Lot in Back

(602) 349 9557


Organic Poetry 2nd Fridays 8:00-10:00pm
Firehouse Phoenix

Alter-native Poetry Open Mic, Performance, Songs, Spontaneous Jams

Hosted by Jules Dinehdeal

1015 N 1st ST, Phx

Outside at the Community Burn Platform

(602) 300 7575


Open Mic Poetry Jam Final Saturdays 4:00-10:00pm
Cup O’ Karma
Community Cafe for a Cause. Helping women and families recover from domestic violence.

Hosted by Shan Jam Crane

1710 W Southern AV, Mesa

(480) 890 0579


Reboot! PhoenixPoet wants YOU!!

Reboot! PhoenixPoet wants YOU!!

Please submit your regular, open Phoenix poetry event for the calendar OR send details of your special poetry/arts/film/fashion/etc. community event for publication in this Newsletter.
Brandy Phoenix

Here’s a few things for Arizona Artists in the meantime…

Today ~
songbirdcoffeehouse Writing Group
4:30 to 7 pm Sunday, July 19th at Songbird Coffee and Teahouse 812 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004
If you are bringing work, please bring five to six hard copies in any style, genre or form (under 3000 words). Please note you do not have to bring work.

A lot of times, when we’re reading submissions for the magazine, we find ourselves thinking, Man. Wouldn’t we love to grab a cup of coffee with the person who wrote this and talk about their work? We love a good writing group. Not only is it one of the most direct and effective methods we know to get better as a writer and improve your work, it’s a great way to meet people and build community.

If you have any questions, please e-mail fourchamberspress@PROTECTED

Tuesday ~
"Capers" by Anu Yadav (solo performance) July 21 at 7:00pm
Phoenix Center For The Arts
1202 N Third St, Phoenix, Arizona 85004
A play about race, class, and the impact of gentrification in low-income neighborhoods.

A stirring blend of theater, documentary and activism, ‘Capers is a one-woman show based on the stories of families at DC’s Arthur Capper/Carrollsburg public housing projects – nicknamed ‘Capers – who protested the government-funded demolition of their neighborhood. Featured in major news outlets including the Washington Post, WAMU-FM, and the Washington City Paper, as well as the documentary Chocolate City, ‘Capers toured nationally to over 5,500 people. It supported the grassroots organizing of public housing residents fighting to return to their community and was included as required course curriculum for the 11th grade at DC’s Bell Multicultural High School, as well as course reading at American University, University of Maryland at College Park and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. Written and performed by Anu Yadav. Directed and developed by Patrick Crowley.

The night will feature youth poet, Olivia Neal, and a community panel and discussion on gentrification in Phoenix.
Panelist: Viridiana Hernandez, Anabel Maldonado, Shawn Pearson, Channel Powe, Collette Blakeney, Anu Yadav

Under 18 years old Free (family friendly, kids welcome)
General Admission: $7
*no one turned away due to lack of funds

Presented by: Qosmic Qadence, Center for Neighborhood Leadership KDIF 102.9 FM Community Radio, Channel Powe, and Performance in the Borderlands

Raven Cafe – Prescott, AZ Sunday Brunch
Hope you’re having a wonderful Sunday! Next time mix it up with Sunday Brunch in beautiful Prescott, Arizona
142 N. Cortez St.
The Raven Café is a European style green cafe located in historic downtown Prescott, Arizona.  We feature a full, all-organic espresso bar and a wide variety of small production beers and wines, many of which are organic, pesticide-free, or biodynamic.  Our innovative food is made with organic ingredients from many local sources.  We feature rotating art shows by local and regional visual artists, the best in underground acoustic and local music, and collaborative events with local conservation organizations. The Raven Cafe is toxin free, using only Dr. Bronner’s soap, Seventh Generation and Citrasolv cleaners, iodine sanitizer instead of bleach, and Biokleen surfactant.  Most of our paper products are recycled (even the toilet paper), and our plastic cups are made from corn.  And there is much, much more.  In other words, we try to make every aspect of our business earth-friendly, from the ground up.  We are dedicated to this community and will continue to accept o
ur part as an environmentally conscious establishment.  We will always provide the best quality organic foods, small production wines, and craft beers in a positive, relaxed and friendly setting.  Come sample our menu while enjoying fresh air dining on our rooftop patio.

Saturday July 31 ~
Open Mic Poetry Slam 7:00-10:00pm
Cup O’ Karma: Community Cafe for a Cause
1710 W Southern Ave Suite B7, Mesa, Arizona 85202

Next Month ~
3rd Friday Open Mic
Baylight Institute for Creative Arts
Your Light House to the Arts! Se habla espanol! Arte ~ Musica ~ MultimediaArt and Music Lesson Programs and Audio and Visual Production…
Non-profit offering arts services to the South-Phoenix Community

A taste of Upcoming Events @ Tucson’s Revolutionary Grounds…
Tucson Latina Professionals 1st Saturday of the month | Transgender support group 4th Thursday of the month | City High Parents meeting | Progressives book group (book group books are 10% off for the month prior to the discussion meeting)…

more at

Further Reading ~
Telepath – The Firehouse Artspace Monthly Newsletter
The Firehouse Gallery
1015 N 1st St, Phoenix, Arizona 85004
Modern Times Magazine: Consciousness Calendar, Music/Arts, Local Projects, Fiction/Satire, Underground Events



Street Art, Poets, Travelers, Comrades, Nerds and Wordsmiths

FRIDAY MAY 30th: RISE! A Night of Hispanic Poetry & Arts. 7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. @ Great Arizona Puppet Theater. The Balboa Poet House in Tempe, run by Deborah Berman and Joe Montaño III, has been hosting salon-style poetry readings in an intimate, domestic setting since 2012. The poetic crew teams up with downtown Phoenix’s Puppet Theater to go even bigger with Rise! A Night of Hispanic Poetry, Music, & Art. FEATURING Distinguished wordsmiths like Susanna Velarde Covarrubias, Ernesto Moncada, and Michelle Ponce | Acoustic duo Revizor bring together haunting vocals and moodily melodic instrumentals | Estevan Curiel will provide the visuals via his live painting.
302 West Latham Street, Phoenix. Suggested donation of $5.

SUNDAY JUNE 1st: The East Valley Club of the Communist party USA invites Phoenix area progressives to our upcoming meeting 12:00 Noon-3:00 p.m. @ Casey Moore’s Oyster House. In preparation for the CPUSA’s 30th National convention we will discuss the Communist Party and 21st Century Socialism, issues related to our organization, history, structures, role and practices and the struggle for socialism in the US. Questions about socialist construction and particular aspects of socialism USA including questions related the the Party’s constitution and program will be addressed. This meeting is open to any interested folks, even the merely curious.
850 South Ash, Tempe
Call Rob @ (480) 570-3056 or contact jnbernick@PROTECTED

FRIDAY JUNE 6th: Nerd Poetry Slam at Phoenix Comicon 2014 @ Phoenix Convention Center. If you’ve never attended the Nerd Poetry Slam, you are in for an awesome surprise. The local lyrists featured at this event are as talented and entertaining as any you’ll see on the national stage. In fact, some of these poets, including show host, The Klute, are national competitors. I highly recommend this event for its ultra-fun and intelligence.
100 North 3rd Street, Phoenix

WEDNESDAY JUNE 18th: Fishtank Ensemble @ Raven Cafe
142 North Cortez St, Prescott (928) 717-0009

CALL TO LOCAL ARTISTS: Deadline for submissions June 3rd. Interrupting the Void Opening Friday June 13th through July 6th @ the Firehouse Gallery is a visual art show focused on capturing the essence of street art indoors. •Photography •Wheat Paste •Stencil •Air Brush/Spray paint/Paint Sharpie •Sculpture •Sticker Art •Video Projection •Yarn Bombs •Collage •Interactive & other mediums welcome. Open to local artists that can drop off/pick up their artworks only.
1015 N 1st St, Phoenix, AZ 85004 (602) 300-7575

LINKS: Modern Times Magazine: Consciousness Calendar, Music/Arts, Local Projects, Fiction/Satire, Underground Events
Poetry Open Mic Calendar, Phoenix Metro:


Phoenix Poet, Coffee, Tea, Slam, Travel, Comedy, Public Art

TONIGHT Caffeine Corridor 2nd Fridays 7:30pm at {9} The Gallery. Open Mic and Other Verbal Assaults. Converge, Open to All, Art Gallery, Wine & Refreshments. Hosted by Jack Evans & Shawnte Orion. 1229 Grand AV, Phx. (Turn West on McKinley ST, Parking Lot in the Back). (602) 258 0959 info@PROTECTED

SUNDAY Infuse Open Mic 2nd Sundays 6:00pm Phoenix Center for the Arts. FREE Open Mic Poetry Show. Poet Sign-up 5:30pm. Hosted by Lalli. 1202 N 3rd ST, Phx. (Inside the 3rd ST theatre). (602) 254 3100

Friday the 9th is Organic Poetry with Cleopache, as well as the opening of an art show featuring NOMAS AMAYA!! Saturday the 10th is Punk Rock night. First Friday Night Live auditions 1-6pm August 10th and 17th. PLEASE CONTACT LAUREN.N.KARP@PROTECTED TO SCHEDULE YOUR
AUDITION. FFNL Sketch comedy show audition script booklets are available NOW at the Firehouse, so stop by and pick one up. 1015 N 1st ST, Phx.

PRESCOTT August 10: The Far West [] August 29: Victor and Penny [] September 19: AK and Her Kalashnikovs [] 142 N Cortez St, Prescott (602) 717 0009

TUCSON Friday September 6th 7:30pm Live Comedy. Not burnt out, just unplugged! A great night of comedy, no cover charge. In the patio. Creating a space for freedom loving, progressive, socialist, anarchist, communist, free-thinking, environmentalist, civil rights, queer, book loving, human rights, coffee and tea drinking, locavore, animal rights, Spanish speaking, poetry making, vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, immigrant, native, musical, garden planting, angry, loving, peacenik, revolutionary activists in Tucson since 2008. 606 N 4th Ave, Tucson. (520) 620-1770

PUBLIC ART City of Phoenix Public Art Program: Webinars Explore Creating Better Cities Through Public Art. The Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture and Arizona Commission on the Arts will host a series of webinars about creating better cities and communities through public art. The series, “Creative Placemaking and Public Art,†produced by the Americans for the Arts Public Art Network, will be presented on [ ] Sept. 12 and
26, Oct. 10, Nov. 7 and 20, and Dec. 5, at the Pulliam Auditorium at Burton Barr Central Library: 1221 N. Central Ave, Phx. An eighth webinar, on Oct. 24, will be presented at the Phoenix Art Museum’s Singer Hall: 1625 N. Central Ave, Phx. The series will be free to the public, but attendees are encouraged to reserve seating by completing the online registration form at




PhoenixPoet Message MIAMI LOCO ART WALK



Michael 23 (602) 300-7575 Miami Art Works, 509 W. Sullivan Street, Miami, AZ 85539

Jim Coates (928) 200-2743 Coppermine Picture Café and Gallery, 418 W. Sullivan Street, Miami AZ 85539

2013 MIAMI LOCO ART WALK, MIAMI, ARIZONA Friday Saturday Sunday March 29, 30 & 31

Miami, Az – Come experience and explore Arizona art history-in-the-making. Join us and promote the MIAMI LOCO ART WALK in historic Miami, Arizona, east of The Valley of the Sun on Highway 60.

MIAMI LOCO ART WALK is a diverse, all-inclusive experience held each March, for All-Ages and tastes: from traditional to contemporary, folk, landscape, genre’ and multi-media artworks. Almost 20 art galleries and coffeehouses are participating with live art, music and poetry.

Artists, crafters & vendors will setup at the city parking lot near the Joshua Tree Shop on Sullivan Street. Miami Art Works has an art show inside and courtyard performances. There will be a free music concert at the Veterans Memorial Park on Saturday 6-10pm. Performers, friends & guests will stroll through select art galleries along Sullivan & Keystone Streets early Saturday evening for "Paintings & Poetry: a Twilight Procession."

MIAMI LOCO ART WALK welcomes all Arizona artists from surrounding communities and beyond. Artists and performers, please contact Jim Coates (928) 200-2743 or Michael 23 (602) 300-7575 with details.

Early arrivals will enjoy an informal reception at 418 W. Sullivan Street, at the "Artists Social & Wine Bar" all evening Friday. Poets & performers will share impromptu readings and performance.

Today, Miami is the new “Boomtown†of the Arts, harnessing a new “Art West†spirit of the traditional and the contemporary, with a broad vision of community, diverse cultures, bridging the old with the new.

The Town of Miami is located 70 miles East of Phoenix on Highway 60 — the “Old West Highway" travels through the most scenic landscape in Arizona.

Sponsored by the Miami Arts Commission and its sponsors:



A night full of blissed out characters, art inspired bodies, happy feet; words floating, songs spilling, sensuality soaring!

Erotic Poetry & Music Festivus

Friday, February 15, 7pm door – 8pm performance

$10 advance tickets:, $15 day of show

Eclectic night of lust, passion, pain and love. The créme de la créme in poetry, song and vaudeville variety acts, deliciously packed with a fusion of bawdy poetry, music and titillating performance filling two stages. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres, Kahlua Coffee specials, Cash Bar. 21+.


Bill Campana – His idea of "new age" is using a hand rake for a dream catcher while sleeping on a bed of hammers.

Dwayne Holmes – The world’s hottest theatre major. Part of the night’s ex-First Friday Night Live trifecta.

Matt Micheletti – Is a tall drink of something wet, and has done stand-up all over the Phoenix area. Part of the night’s ex-First Friday Night Live trifecta.

Michelle Edwards – Member of MailOrder Brides, Phoenix’s first all female improv troupe. She sings and dances the wattachie kaecoobie, which is like dancing.

Tom Tuerff – Beloved by many stages throughout downtown Phoenix. His music is always guaranteed to entertain.

Jack Evans and Judy Green-Davis – Poetry Arts is the name of the game with Evans. Since the poetry days of "Revolving Wheel" and "Wasteland Circus" and "Bad X-Mas Pageant" past, to the present-day "Caffeine Corridor Poetry Series," Evans is the veteran poetry bard. The poet that fresh voices want to emulate and familiar voices bask in. Performs a poetry duet with his lovely wife, Judy Green-Davis.

Haley Ritter Raynbo – A yummy, free-spirited activist with a niche for ASL interpretation.

Dani Garrity – The west-side dame of poetry, witty and elegant, host of the long-running open mic "Words in the Alley" in downtown Glendale.

Lola & MarcDrastic – Sultry yet powerful vocals backed by exciting six-string melodies. In their words: "We are here to make epic tunes that are sure to make you tingle all over. Oh yeah, it’s that good."

Ashley Pirouznia – The undisputed queen of late-night rated-X stand-up comedy; dirty, sexy and funny like truly memorable Fridays should be!

Julian Forest – The Valley of the Sun’s own psychedelic guitar god, shredding our perception of reality to bring in sonic and visual epiphanies!

Nikki G. – is an Erotica poet who sets poetry on fire and can often be seen performing with her amazing band ReVerbin Blu.

Meghan Jones – Sensual yet powerful writer who moonlights as a burlesque dancer, always crafting poetry with her words and body language.

Matt Micheletti – Celebrates his first yeas as one of the Valley’s most exciting new stand-up comedians, after performing intensely all over Phoenix, Tempe, Scottsdale and Glendale.

Lauren Perry – Woman-of-the-World Slam Poet. Zombie, Beauty Queen, Vampire Lover. Since 2006 Lauren Perry has crafted her own signature style of sex-plicit performance poetry of modern love and sexual freedom. She defies poetic gravity. Lauren returns to Exotic Erotic Poetry with the reminder: ‘that one does not have to play nice to leave a mark.’

Brandy Star – Singer/songwriter pulling formless halcyon dreams into the light with hypnotic instrumentals and buttery melodies; double-majoring in poetry as the poets’ poet, 2002 National Poetry Slam Coach and winner of the Slam Master’s Poetry Slam in Minneapolis.

DJ One Period – Michigan Born, Kansas Raised, Phoenix Sexy Dark Chocolate drizzled over all flavors of musical delight.

Of The Earth – Best Vaudeville of Phoenix 2012. An amalgamation of Old World style with New World inspiration. The creative team of Sean and Mariana Riley is the heart and soul of this multi-dimensional performance troupe. From ballads of love and passion, the dance and songs of erotic beats sends us closer to that core of delightful rhythms. The bellydance and fire-arts are the artistic touches to this vibrant pleasure of the senses. Be a witness to the beauty and audio sculpture that is Of the Earth.

Neil Gearns – is a poet. An aging inner city hipster. If Neil had four more IQ points he would qualify for the label of Nerd, but then again Neil isn’t big on labels.

Heather Smith-Gearns – is a poet, a visual artist, a mother, a wife, and a child – not necessarily in that order.

Paul Dlouhy – A man of a thousand poems. He continues his search for the subtle, the sensual and the sublime beat. He finds beauty and bawdy humor in everything. “Paul de-Lo†writes beat poetry in urban landscapes with harmonica blues, and a twist of fate.

Gregg Myers – A folky, jazzy, bluesy, funky singer/songwriter with captivating talents and seasoned storytelling skills. Gregg’s most notable televised performance was opening for Jesse Valenzuela of Gin Blossoms fame at Tempe Center for the Arts’ "Songwriters’ Showcase," airing on PBS. He’s like James Taylor meets John Mayer in a jazz club.

Karolina Breeze – Opening Act for Punany Poets; buckling the ladies knees, head so cold he leaves them with a brain FREEZE.

Shaikh Sammad – Two- Time Phoenix Poetry Slam Champion and multimedia artist, Shaikh looks forward to making his fourth appearance at this years Erotic Poetry & Music Festivus. Let the good times roll!

MizzMocha – Activist/Poet/Actress/Massage Therapist, her name reveals all through the richness of her flow. MizzMocha will delight you with pleasurable sounds that are so soothing to the soul that you will want her to put her hands on you.

Athene Nashea – Choreographer, Instructor, Performancer, surely will arouse your deepest desires with her hypnotic movements via dance. Allow yourself to be captivated.

Asian Persuasion – Poetic Tigress; Wordplay with no holds barred that will unleash the beast within you.

Mystic Blu – Soul Singer, Poet, Emcee, Musician. Hails from Minneapolis, MN, now resides in Phoenix, AZ. Her sexy gift of expression will always take you higher and leave you craving more.

K T Cocaine – 10 year Veteran POET/Mistress/Dominatrix; Brings fire and zest to the stage with her spell binding sassy wordplay that will cause you to only want to do as your told.


Brandy "Phoenix" Star has played slam poet/mistress/muse in her hometown and across state lines from Portland to Connecticut for two erotic decades. Star’s verbal mingling landed her on the Freedom To Speak slam nationals cd, and her hosting skills produced The Lucky Dragon Jazz & Poetry night.

Cleopache is an exotic Apache and Navajo performer who has worn many poetry hats in Arizona. Reigning spoken word elder and wild-child, "Cleo" unleashes her lust for words and eclectic style on desert festival stages and communities.

Kevin Patterson is a director and storyteller who has burnt sexy at performance venues and events all over Phoenix. His most current piece of mischief is The Arthouse, a web-based comedy series. Part of the night’s ex-First Friday Night Live trifecta.

Ernesto "Ernasty" Moncada is a Mexican writer and playwright with a passion for performance art in Phoenix. A decade of multifarious extensions of his director’s hand has left the mark of a theatrical tour de force on such venues as Space55, Lawn Gnome Publishing and The Trunk Space.

Madame Pussy-Cat WisdomSOUL brings forth her voluptuous ambrosia, seducing audiences with poetic power and sensual stealth in such productions as the "Vagina Monologues" and Jessica Holter’s "Don’t Say the ‘P’ Word." This erotic diva VYBes both on her radio show à la and her CD ‘SOUL Erotique’, the "purr"fect elixir for your every desire.

Exotic Art Exhibit: Viewing: Feb 12 – Mar 8; Tue – Fri, 12 – 6pm. $5 (members free). Mature subject matter.

Exotic Art Show Series proceeds, benefit Alwun House non-profit arts organization since 1971. night full of blissed out characters, art inspired bodies, happy feet; words floating, songs spilling, sensuality soaring!


PhoenixPoet Message has an Updated Poetry Calendar with all open spots to spit your stuff.

Paintings and Poetry, Bed Races and more @ Miami Boomtown Spree, AZ: HANK TOPLESS plays April 21st! Miami Art Works on facebook.

Call for Artists: Mesa Business under new management. Need Spoken Word, Hosts, Promoters for poetry evenings. Call Breaumon Rhodes @ 443 962 5099 – Julie’s Chicken & Waffles / julieevents2050@PROTECTED

Poet’s House Party Friday 420 – Spoken Word Potluck, All Artists Welcome, Tempe location TBA. 8pm-1am. Call, text or email 480 251 3177 or allboutdahippychix@PROTECTED


Phoenix Poet Message Calendar of EVENING POETRY EVENTS IN PHOENIX updated!!!!!!!

Submit your artwork for the KYOT CD Sampler by April 30th:
It’s that time of year again- the time when we ask our listeners to show off their expressive and artistic abilities by submitting the next piece of art that will be used to create the cover for the KYOT Smooth Jazz CD Sampler Volume 16! For complete details on how to submit your artwork, follow this link:

Get Your 15th Annual Mesa Poetry Slamoff Tickets today!

Local Film Screenings: No Festival Required
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