Poetry Slam, Inc. oversees the international coalition of poetry slams. PSI certifies local slams as adhering to the vision slam's founders established for the art form. It also organizes and produces three annual championship slam tournaments: the Individual World Poetry Slam (iWPS), the National Poetry Slam(NPS), and the Women of the World Poetry Slam (WOWps).
Active for over 25 years, Chicago Slam Works is a cornerstone of slam poetry, and is the institutional home of the Uptown Slam, founded by Marc Smith, the originator of poetry slams itself. The CSW’s primary focus is on educating people, communities and institutions to the power and unifying force of performance poetry!
Speakeasynyc is one of the leading youtube channels for great spoken word poets from around the US including (but not limited to): Sarah Kay, Taylor Mali, Jeanann Verlee, Buddy Wakefield, Patricia Smith, Anis Mojgani, Andrea Gibson, Rudy Francisco, Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz, and many many more.
Quite simply the best source for performance poetry in print. The company's employees are authors and artists who believe that great poetry and other forms of gut shredding literature changes people for the better. They publish and promote 4-14 tour savvy authors per year so, if you love poetry, and maybe poets even more, this is definitely an enterprise worth supporting.
Penmanship Books was created by Writer and Performance Poet, Mahogany L. Browne. As a freelance music and entertainment journalist, Mahogany found the hierarchy of literary world painfully silent and unyielding. She created Penmanship as the answer to the performance poet’s publishing problem. Penmanship’s purpose is to become the anchor for publishing performance poets and live artists with a huge fan base in the hard to crack literary world.
Helping the P4 to develop a comprehensive indexing and access strategy, The Randforce Associates specialize in the taxonomy design and indexing strategies for oral history recordings. They are working with us develop a unique and robust indexing strategy for individual poet and poem access and for tagging tag important segments within long slam recordings.