Circle of Champions

National Poetry Slam
Team Champions
1990 Chicago, Green Mill
1991 Chicago, Green Mill
1992 Boston
1993 Boston
1994 Cleveland
1995 Asheville
1996 Providence
1997 New York, Mouth Almighty
1998 New York, Nuyorican Poets Cafe
1999 San Francisco & San Jose (Tie)
2000 New York, NYC-Urbana
2001 Dallas
2002 New York, NYC-Urbana/ Detroit (Tie)
2003 Los Angeles
2004 Hollywood, Da Poetry Lounge
2005 Albuquerque
2006 Denver
2007 Charlotte
2008 Charlotte
2009 St. Paul
2010 St. Paul
2011 Denver, Slam Nuba
2012 Slam New Orleans
2013 Slam New Orleans
2014 D.C. Beltway Poetry Slam
2015 Boston, The House Slam

2016 Baltimore, Slammageddon


Individual Champions
1990 Patricia Smith
1991 Patricia Smith
1992 Lisa Buscani
1993 Patricia Smith
1994 Gayle Danley
1995 Patricia Smith
1996 Patricia Johnson
1997 Da Boogie Man
1998 Regie Gibson
1999 Roger Bonair-Agard
2000 Shane Koyczan
2001 Mayda del Valle
2002 Sekou Tha Misfit
2003 Mighty Mike McGee
2004 Sonya Renee
2005 Janean Livingston, Anis Mojgani (tie)
2006 Anis Mojgani
2007* Danny Sherrard

*2007 was the last year that there was an official Individiual tournament as part of the National Poetry Slam

Individual World Poetry Slam
2004 Buddy Wakefield
2005 Buddy Wakefield
2006 Mighty Mike McGee
2007 Ed Mabrey
2008 Joaquin Zihuatanejo
2009 Amy Everhart
2010 Rudy Francisco
2011 Chris August
2012 Ed Mabrey
2013 TIE – Ed Mabrey & Chancelier “Xero” Skidmore
2014 Porsha O
2015 Emi Mahmoud
2016 Ed Mabrey

 


Women of the World Poetry Slam
2008 Andrea Gibson
2009 Rachel McKibbens
2010 Eboni Hogan
2011 Theresa Davis
2012 Dominique Christina
2013 Denice Frohman
2014 Dominique Christina
2015 Janae Johnson
2016 TIE – Imani Cezanne & Emi Mahmoud
2017 TIE – Ebony Stewart and Oompa