Seattle Poetry Slam With Featured Poet Duane Kirby Jensen

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Seattle Poetry Slam presents an open slam with featured poet, Duane Kirby Jensen!

About the slam:
Open Slams are open to all. There are three rounds with elimination following each round. There is a three minute time limit per poem, with a ten second grace period.
*Our Slam Season is over, but you can still compete to win the 1st place prize of $25!*

There are only three rules:
Poets must perform their own original work.
No props, costumes or musical accompaniment
Depending on the type of slam, there is a time limit with a ten second grace period.
Five judges are randomly selected from the audience, scoring poets anywhere between 0 to 10.0
High and low scores are dropped, three in the middle are added to give the total score.

Duane Kirby Jensen is a painter and a poet based out of Everett, Washington. He was inspired to paint as a child while he watched his grandmother and grandaunt paint scenes of their Stanwood, WA community. He comes from a long line of painters, photographers, carvers, inventors and storytellers.

As a poet, he has seen his work published in six chapbooks, and a variety of other publications, both in print and on-line. Since 1990 he has read and continues to read at numerous venues throughout the northwest.

During the 1990’s he published Everett’s Independent Voice (an arts and entertainment magazine) and The Drifter: A Poetry Journal. He also coordinated the Mill Town Poets open-mic. Since September 2013, he has been the host of Everett Poetry Nite that meets every Thursday night.

His work evokes those places which linger beneath the surface underscoring the narrative of being, the fragility of identity, the gravity of emotion and the ease in which it can be lost.
He does this through a mixture of ‘magical realism’ and what he refers to as ‘emotional realism.’ He has been called an ‘outsider artist.’

He received the 2013 Mayor’s Arts Award for Artistic Excellence & Contribution to Everett’s Cultural Vitality.

Hosted by Ela Barton

1114 Howell St
Doors @ 8
Open mic @ 8:30
Slam @ 9
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By: Seattle Poetry Slam

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