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
Milwaukee Poetry Slam United States Inactive Wisconsin Milwaukee
Montevallo Poetry Slam United States Active Alabama Montevallo Link
MoPoetry Slam United States Active Missouri Springfield Link
Morgantown Poetry Slam United States Inactive West Virginia Morgantown
Natty Roots and Rhyme United States Active Texas Arlington Link
Neo Soul United States Inactive Texas Pflugerville Link
Night Slam United States Active Massachusetts Brockton Link
Nitty Gritty Slam United States Active New York Albany Link
Northampton Poetry United States Active Massachusetts Northampton Link
Nuyorcian United States Active New York New York Link
Oakland Poetry Slam United States Active California Oakland Link
Ocotillo Poetry Slam United States Inactive Arizona Tucson Link
Olympia People's Mic United States Active Washington Olympia Link
OM Center Poetry Slam United States Inactive Nebraska Omaha Link
Omaha Poetry Slam United States Active Nebraska Omaha
Orange City Poetry Slam United States Inactive Iowa Orange City Link
Out Loud HSV United States Active Alabama Huntsville Link
Out-Spoken United States Active New Mexico Albuquerque Link
Ozark Poetry Slam United States Inactive Arkansas Fayetteville Link
Palatine Poetry Slam United States Inactive Illinois Palatine Link