Welcome to Everett Poetry Nite

Everett Poetry Nite has been Everett, WA’s main poetic outlet since 2006. Gathering every Thursday, (except major holidays), to share poetry and song. We welcome everyone from the page poet to the slam poet, from the rapper to spoken word artist and singer songwriter.


Through words we share a bond that makes us a community. Through words we level walls. Through listening we honor the performer.


Everett Poetry Nite was founded and hosted by Garrett Rutledge in 2006. His goal was to bring together poets of all ages, skill, and styles into a blended environment that enriched the creative spirit in us all. In August 2013, Garrett passed on the guidence of Everett Poetry Nite to Duane Kirby Jensen, who continues to build upon the foundation Garrett built.


Format of  Everett Poetry Nite

7:00 p.m. – Sign-up Begins
7:00 p.m. – Musical Guest (most weeks)
7:30 p.m. – Open Mic: First set
8:00 p.m. – Featured Poet (most weeks)
8:30 p.m. – Break
8:40 p.m. – Open Mic: Second set
9:15 p.m. – Open Mic: Third set
10:00 p.m. – See you all next week for….
On most evenings we have a Feature Poet. Often that poet is from our region.
Occasionally we will have a touring poet from outside of the Northwest.
In the coming years we plan to enhance this blend of poets because we believe it is important to hear the voice of the nation and beyond so we ourselves can grow as poets.
We also welcome musicians to come and share their original material.
Everett Poetry Nite is held at

Café Zippy 2811 Wetmore Ave, Everett, WA 98201


come – share your words with us

Poetry * Short Story * Song

3 1/2 Minute time limit

all songs must be original

all ages

Some Language may be viewed as unsuitable for minors

Suggested donation for Feature Guest $3.00

Please support your venue by purchasing a drink, snack or meal

Thank You


Hosted by Duane Kirby Jensen

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