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Spokane Poetry Slam featuring Mighty Mike McGee

Mighty Mike McGee has won national individual slam championships. He has been featured on NPR’s ‘Snap Judgment.’ He’s a great writer, an engaging performer, and an all-around great human being. Don’t miss his 20-minute feature. Spokane Poetry Slam is competitive performance poetry open to all who want to compete. Poets have three minutes to present their original work without costumes, props, or musical accompaniment. 5 audience judges, chosen at random, score the poem and the highest cumulative score after two rounds wins the $50 grand prize. In 2014, poets who present world premiere poems at any Spokane Poetry Slam event will earn one extra point. This year more than ever, it pays to have new material.