Competing Teams

Want to know who to expect at the National Poetry Slam this year? Here’s the official list of teams from all over the U.S. and Canada who have been accepted to the competition:

  1. Boston Poetry Slam @ the Cantab Lounge, Cambridge, MA
  2. Lizard Lounge, Cambridge, MA
  3. Steel City Slam, Pittsburgh, PA
  4. Ozark Poetry Slam, Fayetteville, AR
  5. Oakland Poetry Slam, Oakland, CA
  6. Loser Slam, Long Branch, NJ
  7. Fort Worth Poetry Slam, Fort Worth, TX
  8. Writing Wrongs, Columbus, OH
  9. Bull City Slam, Durham, NC
  10. Tourettes w/o Regrets, Oakland, CA
  11. Dallas Poetry Slam, Dallas, TX
  12. Art Amok!, Atlanta, GA
  13. SlamMN!, Minneapolis, MN
  14. ABQ Slams, Albuquerque, NM
  15. Tombstone Poetry Slam, Mesa, AZ
  16. Berkeley Poetry Slam, Berkeley, CA
  17. Slam Free or Die, Manchester, NH
  18. Urbana, New York City, NY
  19. Java Monkey, Atlanta, GA
  20. Intangible Slam, New York City, NY
  21. Omaha Healing Arts, Omaha, NE
  22. Busboys and Poets, Washington, DC
  23. Houston VIP, Houston, TX
  24. Portland Poetry Slam, Portland, OR
  25. Vancouver Poetry Slam, Vancouver, BC, Canada
  26. Eclectic Truth, Baton Rouge, LA
  27. The FUZE, Philadelphia, PA
  28. Neo Minds, Detroit, MI
  29. Worcester Poetry Slam, Worcester, MA
  30. Beltway Poetry Slam, Washington, DC
  31. Slam of Steel, Boise, ID
  32. San Francisco, CA
  33. Houston Poetry Slam, Houston, TX
  34. Hawaii Poetry Slam, Honolulu, HI
  35. Writers’ Block, Columbus, OH
  36. Second Tuesday Slam, Portland, ME
  37. Piedmont Slam, Winston Salem, NC
  38. Jersey City Slam, Jersey City, NJ
  39. White Plains Library Slam, White Plains, NY
  40. Da Poetry Lounge, Hollywood, CA
  41. Verbal Slap, New Haven, CT
  42. Mental Graffiti, Chicago, IL
  43. Slam Nuba, Denver, CO
  44. Salt City Slam, Salt Lake City, UT
  45. Austin Poetry Slam, Austin, TX
  46. KnowVernacular, Bexley, OH
  47. Bama Slam, Tuscaloosa, AL
  48. Mercury Café, Denver, CO
  49. WU Slam, St. Louis, MO
  50. Brass Knuckles, Los Angeles, CA
  51. Dragon Inc. Slam, Cleveland, OH
  52. Elevate!, San Diego, CA
  53. Words That Kill, Chicago, IL
  54. Soapboxing, St. Paul, MN
  55. SlamCharlotte, Charlotte, NC
  56. Milwaukee Poetry Slam, Milwaukee, WI
  57. Madison Poetry Slam, Madison, WI
  58. Nuyorican Poet’s Café, New York City, NY
  59. Providence Poetry Slam, Providence, RI
  60. Puro Slam, San Antonio, TX
  61. Poetic Justice Café, Wichita, KS
  62. louderARTS, New York City, NY
  63. Seattle Poetry Slam, WA
  64. SlamRichmond, Richmond, VA
  65. Toronto Poetry Slam, Toronto, ON, Canada
  66. Austin Neo-Soul, Austin, TX
  67. Hampshire County Slam Collective, Amherst, MA
  68. Delray Poetry Slam, Delray Beach, FL
  69. Legendary Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA
  70. Damn Slam L.A., Los Angeles, CA
  71. FlagSlam, Flagstaff, AZ
  72. Knoxville Poetry Slam, Knoxville, TN
  73. Respect Da Mic, Charlotte, NC
  74. Punch Out Poetry, Minneapolis, MN
  75. Muddy Rivers Poetry Slam, Brunswick, VIC, Australia
  76. Mill City Slam, Lowell, MA

Last updated on Thursday, July 28, 2011.

Only poetry slam teams from venues certified by Poetry Slam, Inc. may compete: for information on registering and certifying with PSi, see poetryslam.com.

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