Poetry Slam Inc: Poetry Spotlight

One of the great strengths of poetry is its diversity, but I admit that I don’t give quite enough attention to slam poetry. That changes today as I spotlight Poetry Slam Inc.

As always, I appreciate the poetry spotlight ideas people send my way. Keep them coming at robert.brewer@fwmedia.com with the subject line: Poetry Spotlight Idea.


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Poetry Slam Inc.

Poetry Slam, Inc., says its core mission is to “promote the creation and performance of poetry that engages communities and provides a platform for voices to be heard beyond social, cultural, political, and economic barriers.” They accomplish their goals through a combination of live events and online videos, especially via YouTube.

Click here to check out their YouTube channel.

This year’s National Poetry Slam event will be hosted in Denver, Colorado, August 7-12. At this event, four- and five-person teams from around the country compete against each other for the national team title.

Their site says, “The week-long festival is part championship tournament, part poetry summer camp, and part traveling exhibition. NPS is the largest team performance poetry event in the world. Teams from all over North America, and a few from other places, converge in a different city every summer for five days of poetry, revelry and competition.”

Click here to learn more.


Robert Lee Brewer is the editor of Poet’s Market and author of Solving the World’s Problems. He loves all poetry, including slam and performance poetry. Follow him on Twitter @robertleebrewer.


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One thought on “Poetry Slam Inc: Poetry Spotlight

  1. bryanpitchford

    Crazy, I was just thinking about clam poetry this past week and how I don’t know much about it. I was thinking about picking up a book soon, but first I’ll check out the website and YouTube channel. Thanks!


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