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Mahogany L. Browne reading at the Brooklyn Museum, 2021. (Photo: Kolin Mendez)

Brooklyn Poetry Slam

Thursday, February 29, 2024

7–9 pm

Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Pavilion, 1st Floor


This program is sold out. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door. Celebrate Brooklyn Poetry Slam’s tenth year! Amplify the voices of Brooklyn at a series of pay-what-you-can slams, presented by poets and cofounders Mahogany L. Browne and DJ Jive Poetic. Come to listen to poets—including featured poet Cyrus Aaron—or arrive early to sign up if you’d like to join the slam (limited availability). 

Brooklyn Poetry Slam rules 

  • Brooklyn Poetry Slam is a two-round performance poetry competition. 
  • Each poet is given three minutes to read their own original work (no props or accompaniments). 
  • The top five poets from the first round advance to the second round.
  • Five random judges from the audience score each round on a scale of 0–10. The highest and lowest scores for each poet are dropped each round. The poet with the highest cumulative score is the winner. 

Register in advance and pay as you wish (suggested admission: $10). 

For access needs, such as ASL interpretation, email us at access@brooklynmuseum.org.