HomeBase Poetry to Host Show with Poetry Slam Champion Ed Mabrey at New Location

HomeBase Poetry has a new home base.

The local organization, which has been hosting poetry open mics on the first Sunday of the month for more than five years, has left the downtown Phoenix Renaissance Hotel and moved north to the Sheraton Crescent off Dunlap Avenue and the Black Canyon Freeway.

On Sunday, October 5, HomeBase will be kicking things off at its new performance venue with special guest and three-time Individual World Poetry Slam Champion Ed Mabrey.

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Mabrey, who has made appearances on season three of Verses and Flow as well as seasons one and two of HBO's All Def Digital, is coming to the Valley to prepare and compete yet again in the Individual World Poetry Slam, set to happen Thursday, October 9, through Saturday, October 11, in various locations throughout Phoenix.

His performance with HomeBase Poetry will feature music by Big Tone and DJ Showtime and offer stage time for local poets, singers, and other spoken words artist.

Parking for HomeBase Poetry events is free. Admission is $10. Due to mature content, this show is recommended for adults only. For more information and a look and future acts including Black Ice on Sunday, November 2, and Vaughn 'Swift' Willis on Sunday, December 7, visit

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