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
Dayton Poetry Slam United States Active Ohio Dayton Link
Root-N-Slam Poetry Series United States Inactive Ohio Lakewood Link
The People Poetry Slam United States Active Ohio Cleveland Link
Red Dirt Poetry Slam United States Active Oklahoma Oklahoma City Link
Portland Poetry Slam United States Active Oregon Portland Link
Steel City Slam United States Active Pennsylvania Pittsburgh Link
The Pigeon Presents: The Philadelphia Poetry Slam United States Active Pennsylvania Philadelphia Link
The Fuze United States Active Pennsylvania Philadelphia Link
Providence Poetry Slam United States Active Rhode Island Providence Link
Say What Upstate Poetry Slam United States Active South Carolina Greenville Link
Knoxville Poetry Slam United States Active Tennessee Knoxville Link
K-Town Mic Drop United States Active Texas Kileen Link
Laredo BorderSlam Poetry United States Active Texas Laredo Link
McKinney Poetry Slam United States Inactive Texas McKinney Link
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

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