Poetry Open Mic every 2nd-last Wednesday of the month at THE BRICK (1727 McGee St. in the Crossroads Arts District in KCMO) from 9pm-11pm.


When can I sign up? Sign up list drops at 9pm. Show starts at 9:30.

Is there a cover? There is no cover at the door on open mic nights.

How many poems can I read? You are allotted 5 MINUTES on stage. That usually equates to one poem.

Can I read early? We read names in random order. If you would like to go early, put a star next to your name on the sign-up sheet and we will do our best to accommodate.

Can I sign up early? No. You cannot sign up ahead of time via email of Facebook message.

Hosts for Poetic Underground:

2nd Wednesday: Asia Raine & AP

3rd Wednesday: Missy T. Ferarri & Madi Mae Parker

4th Wednesday: Rye Boothe and Darrien Case

5th Wednesday: Guest Host

Transportation options to The Brick:

1727 McGee Kansas City, MO 64108

- Carpool / Drive / Uber / Lyft / Bird / Lime Scooter to 1727 McGee

- The KC Streetcar stops at both 19th (The Crossroads stop) or 16th (The Kauffman Center stop) and folks can walk three blocks East to The Brick. 
- For folks riding the bus to get to the former Uptown Arts Bar, the MMAX leaves from Main & Armour @ 8:17 p.m. on Wednesdays and arrives at Grand/17th at 8:26 p.m., which is basically The Brick’s front door.

 KC Streetcar website: click here

RideKC trip planner: click here

Google Maps Transit: click here

Kansas City Poetry Slam is committed to safety in our community. We ask everyone at our show to treat the venue and audience with respect. We will not tolerate hate or violence (whether verbal or physical), nor any behavior which undermines the safety of community members. On principle, we will not censor you. However, we will address any issues of misogyny, racism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, and/or similar behavior to the best of our ability. Absolutely NO ONE is above this rule; inappropriate, hateful, or violent behavior is unacceptable for everyone. We reserve the right to remove those accused of problematic behavior from the premises at our discretion.