Sign ups at 9pm

Show starts 9:30pm

Uptown Arts Bar

3611 Broadway KCMO

Open Mics, No Cover

​SLams, $5 Cover

Poetic Underground now functions off of the beautiful poetry lovers that come to watch slams and open mics, and of course, our beautiful poets in our community, new and veteran.


Staff at Uptown Arts Bar/Poetic Underground include Jeanette Powers (bar manager/booking), Samantha Slupski (executive producer of Poetic Underground), Jen Harris (founder of Kansas City Poetry Slam), and of course all of our amazing hosts of Poetic Underground's open mics.

If you would like to book a show at Poetic Underground, please contact Jeanette or Samantha at poeticundergroundkc@gmail.com.


You can find out information about our upcoming poetry shows, open mics, and slams at facebook.com/poeticunderground, facebook.com/kcpoetryslam and uptownartsbar.com.

Poetic Underground began in June of 2012 as a weekly poetry open mic with MissConception, Nightlife Jones, Mz Angela Roux, and William Peck as the hosts.


Our family has grown and changed over time, but keeping with the spirit of anything goes, uncensored, high energy poets. Be prepared for some wild poets, some great performers and to be welcomed by an incredibly friendly and welcoming group of creative folks.