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/Provincesort descending City Main Website
Loud Poets Scotland Active Edinburgh Link
Hammer and Tongue United Kingdom Active Brighton Link
Hammer and Tongue United Kingdom Active Bristol Link
Hammer and Tongue United Kingdom Active Cambridge Link
The All Stars Poetry Slam United Kingdom Active Cheltenham Link
Hammer and Tongue United Kingdom Active Hackney Link
Farrango United Kingdom Active London Link
Hammer and Tongue United Kingdom Active Oxford Link
Hammer and Tongue United Kingdom Active Waterloo Link
Out Loud HSV United States Active Alabama Huntsville Link
Montevallo Poetry Slam United States Active Alabama Montevallo Link
Last Saturday Word Wars United States Active Arkansas Fayetteville Link
Ozark Poetry Slam United States Inactive Arkansas Fayetteville Link
Rocktown Slam United States Inactive Arkansas Little Rock Link
Fayetteville Word Wars United States Active Arkansas Fayetteville Link
Hot Springs Valley Open Mic Night United States Active Arkansas
Wednesday Night Poetry United States Active Arkansas Hot Springs Link
Da Poetry Lounge United States Active California Los Angeles Link
Brass Knuckles United States Inactive California Los Angeles Link
Oakland Poetry Slam United States Active California Oakland Link

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