Gallup Poetry Slam

When: Every first Friday of the month from 6:30 – 8:30pm

Where: ART123 Gallery in downtown Gallup

Who: Poets, spoken word artists, and storytellers, come share your work and connect with other local artists!

All Poetry Slams also need an audience! Everyone is welcome to enjoy the performances at this FREE community event.

Event Structure & Guidelines: 

Open Mic: 

1. Advanced registration is not required, but is encouraged. Sign-ups will be handled on a first-come-first-served basis. Sign up via e-mail to or starting at 6:20pm the night of the event.

2. Poets may share either original or credited work for the Open Mic.

Slam Competition

1. Advanced registration is required for the Slam Competition, either via e-mail to or in-person by 7:15pm the night of the event.

2. Performers must present original work for the Competition.

3. Judges will be selected onsite.

For more information, find the Gallup Poetry Slam on Facebook or e-mail coordinator Masha Deykute at

Check gallupARTS’ Event Calendar for upcoming Slams.

The Gallup Poetry Slam on Friday, October 6th will feature performances by Cobin Willie and Masha Deykute and Leo Loginov Katz. 

The Gallup Poetry Slam on Friday, November 3rd will feature Laguna poet Max Early.