Saturday, January 12, 2008

Spoken Word Sites in the USA

Ever thought about performing Spoken Word style Poetry? You might want to check out:

Arkansas ( Little Rock)Monthly Poetry Slams
Delaware (Wilmington)Crimson Moon Travern
Florida (Kissimmee)Meetup Group
Massachusetts (Nantucket)Poetry Slam
Michigan( Ann Arbor)Ann Arbor Poetry Slam
Michigan (Detroit) Echoverse
New Mexico (Albuquerque) Abq Slam
New York(Upper Manhattan) Meetup Group
North Carolina ( Charlotte) The Arts
Pennsylvania (Philly) Meetup Group
Rhode Island ( Providence) Poetry Slam Events
Tennesee (Knoxville)The Corner Lounge
Texas (Austin) Austin Poetry Slam
Texas (Houston) Starving Poets
Texas (San Antonio) Meetup Group
Virginia ( Richmond) Just Poetry Slam

To find out if there is a place to hear or perform poetry near you, visit or Poetry Slam, Inc

Know of another Spoken Word Poetry Resource? Leave us a message in the comments section.


Loudlife said...


In Seattle, WA we have a very active Slam organization which includes winners and finalists of the National Poetry Slam. Here's the link:

I'd like to add my encouragement to your suggestion. There's nothing like a poetry slam to get you excited about words, I leave every slam completely exhilerated and in love with poetry. Run! - Don't Walk! - To your nearest poetry slam or spoken word venue.


The Poet Laura-eate said...

What a really useful posting - I will certainly try one of these venues out next time I am in the States - thank you!

Nicole Nicholson said...

If you are in Columbus, Ohio, I would recommend Writer's Block Poetry, which takes place every Wednesday at Kafe Kerouac, which is near the OSU campus.

Every Wednesday there is an open mic, followed by a slam on some nights. There is also a First Draft Night every third Friday - you can only read poetry on this night that has *never publicly been read*. Usually there is a featured poet performing at First Draft.

Most shows start at 8:00 PM.

I would also advice checking out Writing Wrongs, a new poetry slam group in Columbus.