Your Local Slam

Slam poets compete against one another, but also collectively as teams. Teams are generally organized around performance venues, their local slam homes. They compete with neighboring teams to hone their skills and sometimes compete in regional team slams for bragging rights. When they feel ready, they might step up to compete in the big top, the annual National Poetry Slam.

P4 has compiled a list of slams from information provided by Poetry Slam, Inc., the Nationals promoter, and from scouring the Internet. The information is searchable by Province or State, and City to help you find a team and its venue near you. P4 tracks all the basic information we can about each slam, but click on the link to the slam's websites for full details. 

A few notes about this list:

  • IMPORTANT:  Note that this listing contains both active and inactive slams.  If you want to search only active slams, be sure to select that option before your search.
  • Try as we might, no list of slam teams or venues can ever be complete or up-to-date. Teams form and dissolve and venues shift from place to place or go out of business, all without notice. 
  • If you see any errors or oversights in this list, please get in touch. We’ll do our best to update our list with your information. Thanks.
  • If you are an organizer with any of these venues, or know of any slams that are now listed here, definitely let us know!
Slam Name Country Active? State/Province City Main Website
Wednesday Night Poetry United States Active Arkansas Hot Springs Link
WeSpoke Slam United States Active Florida Tampa Link
White Plains Library Slam United States Active New York White Plains Link
Wichita Falls Poetry Slam United States Inactive Texas Witchita Falls Link
Winnipeg Poetry Slam Canada Active Manitoba Winnipeg Link
Witch City Poetry Slam United States Active Massachusetts Salem Link
Worcester Poetry Slam - Poets' Asylum United States Inactive Massachusetts Worcester Link
Word Iz Bond Canada Active Nova Scotia Halifax Link
Write About Now United States Active Texas Houston Link
Writer's Block United States Active Ohio Columbus Link
Writing Wrongs United States Active Ohio Columbus Link
WU-Slam United States Active Missouri St. Louis Link
Youth Speaks Seattle United States Active Washington Seattle Link

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