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 ascending City Main Website
Neo Soul United States Inactive Texas Pflugerville Link
Wichita Falls Poetry Slam United States Inactive Texas Witchita Falls Link
Puro Slam United States Active Texas San Antonio Link
Slamarillo Poetry Slam United States Inactive Texas Amarillo Link
Inkwell Poetry Slam United States Active Texas Arlington Link
Austin NeoSoul United States Active Texas Austin Link
Natty Roots and Rhyme United States Active Texas Arlington Link
Austin Poetry Slam United States Active Texas Austin Link
Unlimited Poetry Slam United States Active Texas Arlington Link
Ballabajoomba Poetry Slam United States Active Texas Corpus Christi Link
FrontEra Poetry Slam United States Active Texas El Paso Link
Dallas Poetry Grind United States Inactive Texas Dallas Link
The Dallas Poetry Slam United States Active Texas Dallas Link
Free Hole Slam United States Active Texas El Paso Link
Fort Worth Poetry Slam United States Inactive Texas Fort Worth Link
Houston VIP Poetry Slam United States Active Texas Houston Link
Knoxville Poetry Slam United States Active Tennessee Knoxville Link
Say What Upstate Poetry Slam United States Active South Carolina Greenville Link
Providence Poetry Slam United States Active Rhode Island Providence Link
The Pigeon Presents: The Philadelphia Poetry Slam United States Active Pennsylvania Philadelphia Link

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