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July 26, 2013

Nationals Send-Off Party!

On Sunday, August 11th begining at 2:00 PM we will be having a send-off party for our team of awesome poets going to Nationals! Food and drinks will be provided, and donations (to help off-set the travel costs for the team) will be accepted. Please join us! Not only do we want this to be […]

June 27, 2013

Steel City Slam–featuring Eliel Lucero

Thursday, July 18th 2013, will be our next Steel City Slam at the 720 Music Cafe venue down on Butler Street. Whether you come to slam, judge,or simply observe; at least come to here our feature poet: Eliel Lucero. Eliel Lucero is a native New Yorker, bartender, poet and DJ. His work appears in the […]

June 3, 2013

House show Tuesday June 4th – Megan Falley!!

6:30 PM Tuesday cometomyhouse for a potluck dinner and the words words words from the talented Megan Falley of New York City (they make salsa there) and also of! You should know how this works by now: Potluck dinner: bring a friend and a bottle of wine or cookies or cheese or a good […]

May 8, 2013

Warren Longmire features for our first Slam at 720

Thursday, May 16 2013, #SteelCitySlam takes up in our new home, 720 Music Cafe in Lawrenceville Warren Longmire’s work has appeared in Pax Americana, Certain Circuits, The New Purlieu Review and two chapbooks: Ripped Winters and Do.Until.True. He is an editor for Apiary Magazine, a founder of the Upenn Excelano Spoken Word Collective and a […]

May 8, 2013

Saturday, May 11 – Poetry Potluck

Saturday, May 11 - Poetry Potluck

Saturday night will be another of our immensely popular poetry potlucks featuring esteemed Texas poets Kevin Burke (2011 Austin Slam Champ), Zachary Caballero, & Good Ghost Bill Moran!! 1247 Chartiers Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15220 Please bring food and drink to share and some cash money to support these fine traveling poets. Weather permitting, we will […]

January 24, 2013

Battle of the Slams – Saturday, January 26

Twenty Poets Five Cities All your favorites And new inspirations  We’re bringing the best to you.  Come support literary arts in Pittsburgh!

August 19, 2012



Pittsburgh Poetry Collective and the Steel City Slam kick off the 2012-2013 season with a dynamite feature from Baltimore area poet Marc Marcel. Also (probably before the slam officially starts) members of the 2012 Steel City Slam team will perform a brief showcase of the work they brought to the National Poetry Slam in Charlotte. […]

July 3, 2012

Jared Paul at Canon Coffee

Jared Paul at Canon Coffee

Spoken word phenom JARED PAUL (Prayers For Atheists) returns to Pittsburgh as part of hi Occupy Poetry 2012 campaign! Donations at the door, opening showcase featuring local artists/poets/activists. BIO: Having toured internationally in over 200 cities throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe alongside legendary poets, musicians, journalists, and speakers such as Amy Goodman, Saul […]

July 3, 2012

Watch Us Live

We’ll be streaming the June 19 Steel City Poetry Slam on our USTREAM channel, watch it live or watch it later to relive the magic as if you were originally there.