Haiku Death Match

 Sunday, July 14, 2024 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 15-40 haikus to compete. Winner will receive $200. Coffee Underground. 1 East Coffee Street Greenville, SC. 7:30pm. $10.  All attendees must be over 18 as mature content is allowed.

Poet registration via PayPal $10 below or via Cashapp $witsendpoetry

Poet Name

$10 General Admission. Buying an audience ticket does not register you for the slam. 

REGISTRATION IS OPEN. 8 slots for sign up


1. Mr Funn
2. ShAy Black
3. Azar King
4. Jenny S
5. Go Forth
6. Wes
7. Kimberly S
8. Southern Stylz

Haiku Slam Rules
REGISTERED POETS: Order will be randomly drawn on the night of slam.

Prize Money: $200

You'll need to have at least 15-40 Haikus. "The more the better." In cause you to go all the way

-There will be a “Red” poet and “Not Red” poet

-There will be a bout draw to see who goes first, second, etc.

- Each poet name will be placed in a section of a bracket, the lower number in each section will be red

-“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

-For example, if there are not enough haiku warriors signed up to make a full show it may go to double-elimination (you need to lose two rounds to be eliminated).

-We encourage pre-sign ups for slams. If not a sold out show, you may sign up at the venue

-Last haiku warrior standing wins the cash prize