Samantha Slupski is a 23-year old spoken word poet based out of Kansas City. She first stepped on stage in December 2015 at Uptown Arts Bar. The stage has been her home ever since. She currently serves as the Executive Producer of Poetic Underground and co-slam master of Kansas City Poetry Slam. She also hosts the 3rd Wednesday poetry open mic at Uptown Arts Bar.

Samantha's first book of poetry was published in January 2017 by EMP Press in Kansas City, MO. She has performed at Midwest Word Fest 2016, and has competed in Texas Grand Slam 2016.

Samantha has been writing for as long as she can remember, but she knew she had to make her poems a vocal experience because of the accessibility. She believes spoken word is such a healing art and needs to be shared with everyone. It keeps people alive. Really. Poetry is why she stays alive.