Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Say What Grand Slam to be held on January 28

Please click her to make a tax deductible donation to the team. 

Official list for poets eligible to slam for Say What?! Poetry Slam Team to travel and represent Greenville and the Upstate in the annual Southern Fried Slam 2018 (San Antonio, TX). Moody Black is the Slammaster in partnership with Wits End Director, Kimberly Simms.

Standard PSI Poetry Slam Rules apply. Top 4 poets will become the 2018 Slam Team upon signing the 2018 Slam Team Contract.

1. Jenice Pleasant

2. Darelle D. Dove

3. Shuntrice Smoot aka Sassy the Poet

4. Soleil Solace

5. Ashley Gowens aka Bitter Sweet

6. Davelyn Hill aka Willow

7. Katara Miller aka IAmPicturesque

8. Barbara Trawick aka Queen Bee

9. Sen Topic

10. Allexthea Carter aka A.I. Carter

11. Hayle'The Celestial Poet Oswell

12. Derrick J Commander aka Southern Styles
The Say What Greenville Poetry Slam
is a certified venue.

For 15 years Wits End Poetry has supported the Greenville Slam Team composed of 5 local poets (Residing in Upstate of South Carolina) to travel to professional conferences on a regional and national level. Our local poets have the opportunity to gain exposure, grow as artists, and network with other people in their field. This year they will be travelling to San Antonio, Texas.

The Say What Slam is a nationally certified (PSI) and award winning slam.

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Monday, November 27, 2017


#GivingTuesday is a global giving movement that has been built by individuals, families, organizations, businesses and communities in all 50 states and in countries around the world.

Everyone has something to give. You can give time or expertise, monetary donations large or small, simple acts of kindness, food or clothing.

How would you like to support our non-profit this #GivingTuesday?

1. Sign up to be a volunteer at future events:

Subscribe to our Volunteer mailing list

2. Donate to the Greenville Slam Team

Sponsorship Levels

Every year Wits End Poetry supports the Greenville Slam Team composed of 5 local poets to travel to professional conferences on a regional and national level. Our local poets have the opportunity to gain exposure, grow as artists, and network with other people in their field. This year they will be travelling to Texas and Chicago, IL.

Learn about the National Poetry Slam:

3. Donate to support our Education initiatives

For every $50 raised we can provide a scholarship for 1 poet to visit one school for one classroom visit! For $200, the poet can visit 4 classes in one day! Additional donations allow us to sponsor visits to poetry clubs, library performances, and community performances

4. Use Amazon Smile when you shop!

Please donate to us Via AMAZON SMILE!

Every time you purchase on Amazon, a donation will be made to Wits End Poetry!

Friday, July 07, 2017

Donate to our Greenville Slam Team - Send them to Denver!

We are so proud of the 2017 Greenville Slam Team!  The team features D.Dove, Sassy the Poet, Moody Black, and Bittersweet (from left to right as pictured BELOW).

Thank you to the sponsors of the Greenville Slam Team!!

Wits End Poetry
The Watering Hole:
DeMent Studios, Melinda DeMent
Marlanda Dekine

Our Greenville slam team has less than one month before they fly to Denver! DONATE to their cause by July 15th and secure your invite to their PRIVATE CELEBRATION PARTY in August - when they bring home another championship title!! Let's send our cities talent in style! PLUS your donation is tax deductible! DONATE TODAY!

Sponsorship Levels

Our team recently came in SECOND PLACE out of 33 teams at the Southern Fried Poetry Slam (South East Regionals)! They are the TOP team in the South East! Our #1 rival is currently Baltimore who won first at the National Poetry Slam in 2016 and recently won against GREENVILLE by a hair (.03 points) at the 2017 Southern Fried Poetry Slam! Baltimore - WATCH OUT - Greenville, SC is coming for you in Denver!!!

Plane tickets have been purchased to Denver Colorado, but we are still short $800 to pay for the hotel room (which is $189 per night for 7 nights). And our goal is to send the team with gift certificates for food. HELP OUR TEAM FOCUS ON THE POETRY - DONATE TODAY!!

Your donation to support your team is TAX DEDUCTIBLE and you will receive a receipt as well as recognition on Twitter, Facebook, and our website.


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Friday, May 12, 2017

King of the South

May 28th 2017 King of the South

Don't miss this exciting all male slam review featuring the top male poets from across the south east bringing it! Bruh! A poetry slam is a performance poetry competition judged by five randomly chosen members of the audience. Up to twelve local poets may sign up for the three-round poetry slam. After the first round, only eight poets will perform in the second round, and only four poets will perform in the final round. Each poet will perform one original poem without musical accompaniment, props, or costumes within the three-minute time limit. They will be judged on a scale of zero to ten with the lowest and the highest scores dropped to give a highest possible score of thirty. The winner of the slam will receive a $300 prize. 

Coffee Underground 1 East Coffee Street. Greenville, SC 29601. 7:30pm.

Poets should arrive by 7:00 pm for the draw. The first two rounds of the competition are cumulative with the first round featuring 12 poets then cutting down to 8. The final round will feature only the top four poets and will be clean slate. Standard tournament slam rules apply.


To sign up please register here via PayPal:

Registration is $20.
Please pay via Paypal and be sure to include your poet name as a note.

Poet Name