Welcome to Poetry Slam, Inc.

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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.

Congratulations to Porsha O, winner of the Individual World Poetry Slam 2014!!!!

Poetry Slam, Inc. would like to congratulate Porsha O of Boston's Lizard Lounge Poetry Slam as the newly crowned Individual World Poetry Slam Champion!!

We would also like to congratulate Danez Smith, Desiree Dallagiacomo, and Hanif Abdurraqib for making it all the way to the final round!

Our deepest gratitude goes out to the Host City team in Phoenix, as well as to all of the poets, volunteers, members, and supporters who cheered us on. We could not do this without you!

Women of the World Poetry Slam FAQ

What is the Women of the World Poetry Slam?
The Women of the World Poetry Slam, or WOWps, is a performance poetry tournament much like NPS, though designed for individual competition. Poets from all over the world meet and compete in a multi-day performance poetry contest.