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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.

2015 National Poetry Slam

This is the application for all teams wishing to compete in the 2015 National Poetry Slam.

The National Poetry Slam (NPS) is the largest team performance poetry event in the world. Teams from all over North America, and a few from other places, will converge in Oakland, CA, August 10-15, 2015 for a week of poetry, revelry and competition.

Congratulations to Janae Johnson, winner of the Women of the World Poetry Slam 2015!

Poetry Slam, Inc. would like to congratulate Janae Johnson of Boston, MA, as the newly crowned Women of the World Poetry Slam Champion!!

We would also like to congratulate all of our incredible finalists:

Roya Marsh, Desiree Dallagiacomo, Mercedez Holtry, FreeQuency, Samira Obeid, Taylor Steele, Confidence Omenai, Kwene, Miss Haze, Samantha Peterson, and Angelique Palmer!!!!