DEVIN DEVINE
 
 

Devin Devine

POET 

 
 
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is it poetry, if she swears so much?

Devin Devine is a spokane, washington, based poet and graduate from Gonzaga University with a degree in Creative Writing and theatre performance.

She has been performing slam poetry since 2013, and represented Spokane at the National Poetry Slam in 2015, 2017, and 2018.

an internationally touring performer devin has performed poetry across north america from Washington to Texas to Toronto to MASSACHUSETTS and nearly every gas station inbetween. She’s performed at bars, cafes, colleges, living rooms, backyards, in big cities and small towns, all pursuing an expanded definition of poetics and storytelling.









photo by Brandon Sparks

 
 

Devin's poetry covers many topics from mental health & illness, how she encounters sobriety & the rigorous honesty of being a recovering alcoholic, sex positivity, sex work, intersectional feminism, shitty exes, being dumb & forever in love, bisexuality/queerness, the tender mess of healing, & reclaiming personhood after trauma. 

A firm believer in the spoken word, the meeting place of written word and performance, Devin realized her love of writing poetry and theatre could coincide in 2013 and offer her more and more opportunities. 

Before attending Gonzaga University, Devin had only written a handful of poems, mostly awful love poems, and a smattering of long gone diary laments. With much thanks to writing professor Dr. Tod Marshall (Washington State Poet Laureate 2016-2018) Devin found her home in spoken word after reading at weekly poetry open mic Broken Mic in September of 2013. It's been six years and she can't wait to see what the next six years have to offer.

Win & You're In, Boise 2018

Win & You're In, Boise 2018

 

"Devin Devine’s poetry is moving, witty, and so so visceral. She is full of an energy that’s contagious to an audience—they laugh, they cry, they cheer, they want to be just as full of life as Devin is. She’s a joy to watch on stage, and to talk to after the show. Any venue would be so lucky to have her as a featured performer."

/  Lyd Havens, Boise Poetry SLam  /

 
 

Experience

 

NAtional Poetry SLAM | Spokane REPRESENTATIVE
2015, 2017, & 2018

BROKEN MIC HOST |
spokane weekly poetry open mic
2015-2016


Spokane Poetry Slam | COMMISSIONER, SOcial Media & event coordinator
2017 - 2018
 

INDIVIDUAL world poetry slam | storm poet
2017

Spokane Grand Slam | FInAlist
2015, 2016, 2017, & 2018
 

Women of the world Poetry Slam | Regionally QUALIFYING POET
2017 (Portland)
& 2018 (Spokane)

Rustbelt Poetry slam |
Team Competitor
2017

 

 
 

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COMEDIAN

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It all started when…

Devin showed up at open mic, Guffaw Yourself, a weekly comedy open mic here in Spokane to impress a guy. She has now performed stand up in multitudes of venues in Washington, Spokane, and the Coeur d'Alene area.  She’s hosted both at the Spokane Comedy Club as well as Skyline Comedy Club (Appleton, WI).

Her comedic background started at age thirteen, as a new kid at the middle school, she and her friends would play improv games at recess. At fifteen, Devin and her best friend started an improv troupe at their high school where they performed monthly shows and even attended state competitions. 

While a student a Gonzaga University, Devin continued to perform improv with Gonzaga University Theatre Sports. She would teach workshops and perform in monthly shows for three years. 

From 2012-2015 Devin performed with Spokane improv theatre, The Blue Door Theatre, performing anywhere from two to three shows a weekend. 

In February 2016, Devin finally got on the mic to do stand up and hasn't looked back. Her comedy focuses on living in a female body in a male-centric world, sex positivity, sex work,  past relationships, growing up poor, mental health, sobriety, and so much more.