Austin Poetry Slam

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Every Tuesday night at Spiderhouse, poetry, score cards and cash prizes come together for an evening of competitive art. Twelve spoken-word artists battle it out for the weekly $100 in prize money to the top three artists. Five random judges are picked from the audience to score the poetry, and the audience is invited to cheer or jeer their favorite or least favorite poets or scores from the judges. 

This isn't your grandma's polite evening of beat poets. This is a battlefield. 

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Spider House Ballroom
2906 Fruth St.
Austin, TX 78705