Upcoming Events

We Wrote Poems in 2017

The poems have kept and keep keeping us. To celebrate our progress and staying outspoken and ourselves in 2017, we are hosting an online video slam, open to the first 17 members of Poetry Slam, Inc. to enter.
This video slam will celebrate the best of our 2017 poems! The winner of this online slam will receive a $100 cash prize, a featured profile on our website and newsletter, and an endless supply of the all-important bragging rights.

Here are the rules:

2018 Individual World Poetry Slam

The Individual World Poetry Slam (iWPS) is a four day poetry festival, bringing together 96 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 fourteen scores from those days move on to Finals, where one poet is crowned the champion!

2018 Women of the World Poetry Slam

The Women of the World Poetry Slam (WOWps) is a four day poetry festival, in which 96 of the best female-identified poets in slam will compete against each other in order to crown the Women of the World Poetry Slam champion. In this event, poets compete in preliminary competitions (referred to as “bouts”) over two nights. The 14 poets with the best scores and ranks from those days move on to Finals, where one poet is crowned the champion! In addition to the competition, each day of the festival features poetry workshops, themed open mics, special nighttime events, and parties. Competition at WOWps is limited to poets who live their lives as women, which includes female assigned or identified individuals who are 18+ or 21+ years of age (depending on the Host City). This includes gender non-conforming individuals. All competing poets must be individual members of Poetry Slam, Inc.