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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 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.

Congratulations Dominique Christina - 2014 WOWPS Champion

Dominique Christina became the first poet in history to win the top prize in two Women of the World Poetry Slams. In addition to being a member of the 2011 NPS winning Slam Nuba team, she won at WOWPS in 2012, came in second in 2013, and again took the top spot in 2014. You can learn more about this amazing poet at dominiquechristina.com.

PSi congratulates Dominique, and all of the amazing poets who took the stage at the 2014 Women of the World Poetry Slam in Austin, Texas.