Sunday, July 25th, 2021 Haiku Slam. Host will be Black Phoenix. Poets bring your haikus to compete in our annual Haiku Death Match (National Style). Poets should have at least 15-26 haikus to compete. Winner will receive $200. Coffee Underground. 1 East Coffee Street Greenville, SC. 7:30pm. $10.
Produced by Wits End Poetry, these poetry events are made possible in part by the generous support of the South Carolina Arts Commission and the Metropolitan Arts Council with funds received from the City of Greenville, BMW Manufacturing Company, Michelin North America, Inc., SEW Eurodrive and the South Carolina Arts Commission. More information at www.witsendpoetry.com.
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Haiku Slam Rules
-There will be a bout draw to see who goes first, second, etc.
-“Red” Poet will read first in every bout. “Not Red” reads first in that round if they win.
-Poets will come to the stage in pairs, bow to each other to show respect to the poet and honor the competition, and face off one haiku at a time
-First round, each Haikuster will read the best of 3 Haiku, 2nd round- best of five, 3rd round- best of seven, and 4th round-best of eleven. This number can be adjusted based on the number of participants
-Last haiku warrior standing wins the trophy and cash prize
$10 General Admission. Buying an audience ticket does not register you for the slam.
REGISTRATION IS OPEN. 8 slots for sign up