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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.

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...

2014 National Poetry Slam

Hundreds of premier performance poets from North America and Europe will convene in Oakland for a week of slam poetry competition, educational workshops, and community outreach events that will attract the attention of thousands of people in the Bay Area.

For more information about the tournament check out the official NPS 2014 site.

For registration info, read on.