Congratulations to Curtis Levon and Dove Dupree for being Co-Champions! Due to an anonymous sponsor, both poets were awarded $700 (for a total of $1400).
On July 18, 2021 at 7:30, Wits End Poetry will host its annual Say What Summer Heat Slam at the Radio Room in Greenville, SC at 110 Poinsett Hwy! With Host Jenice Pleasant! The first-place prize is $300! 2nd Place $100.
Poets register below using PayPal or Cash app $15 to $witsendpoetry. Audience tickets are available via Eventbrite.
We are excited to welcome veteran and emerging poets. Wits End Poetry's mission is to mentor and grow Carolina poetry talent in order to help poets make a living as poets. The poetry slam events do have a short open mic available for those with "audience tickets."
HOST: Jenice Pleasant
REGISTER NOW! VIA CASHAPP ($WITSENDPOETRY) OR PAYPAL
REGISTRATION IS OPEN. Cashapp $15 to $witsendpoetry with the words POET. "poet name" to register or register ABOVE with Paypal. $15 General Admission. Buying an audience ticket does not register you for the slam.
1. Prize Money: $400. First $300. 2nd $100
2. Bout draw is at 7:15pm
If you are late for the draw, you will automatically be the 1st poet in the slam!
3. We are only taking 10 poets. No Waiting List. No refunds.
4. No Tie for First. In the event that there is a tie for first after the third round, then each poet tied for first will perform one additional poem. A coin flip will determine order. Judges will vote for the winner by writing down the name of the poet who they believe should win.
5. Three Round Poetry Slam. 10-6-3. First two rounds are cumulative. Final round is clean slate. Order will be high to low for second round. Final round will be redrawn for order.
6. The Time Limit. 3:00 minute time limit. A poet is certainly allowed several full seconds to adjust the microphone and get settled, but as soon as s/he makes a connection with the audience (“Hey look, she’s been standing there for 10 seconds and hasn’t even moved”), the timekeeper can start the clock.
7. Influencing the Crowd Before the Bout Begins. Poets are allowed to talk casually with anyone in the crowd before the bout begins (except the judges, if they have already been chosen). They are not, however, allowed to give anything to the audience or have anyone do this for them. See full PSI
tournament rules for more information.