Welcome to Poetry Slam, Inc.

Poetry Fans

Go see a poetry show! Check out our slam map or directory to find one near you.

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Poets

Become a PSi Member and help support the art of spoken word.

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Slammasters

Create a community! Compete in PSi Tournaments! Register your show.

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It's time to re-certify your venue!

Please excuse us as we deal with some technical difficulties. Venue re-certification is $50 between October 1 and December 31. Between January 1 and January 31, it goes up to $75. After January 31, venues must re-certify as new.

To re-certify now, please use the 'donate' link and e-mail the receipt to membership@poetryslam.com.

If you would like to update your slam's information, please send the updates to executivedirector@poetryslam.com.

NPS 2014 Champions

Your 2014 National Poetry Slam Team Champions are:

  • Beltway Poetry Slam

Your 2014 National Poetry Slam Group Piece Champions are:

  • Hear Here! Poetry Slam

Congratulations to the winners, and to all the amazing poets who made NPS 2014 a great week.

A special thanks to Maureen Benson, Dahled, and the whole Oakland crew who made NPS 2014 the best one yet.

2014 Individual World Poetry Slam

The Individual World Poetry Slam (iWPS) is a four day poetry festival, bringing together 72 of the best performance poets from North America, as well as poets from other parts of the world, to compete for the championship title. In this event, poets compete in preliminary competitions (referred to as “bouts”) over two nights. The poets with the top twelve scores from those days move on to Finals, where one poet is crowned the champion!

Registration info and more after the jump...