Southwest Missouri Poetry Slam Championship

Southwest Missouri Poetry Slam Championship
August 17th, at 7:30pm
Come cheer on local poets, artists, and performers as they compete for the title of MO Poetry’s Slam Champion. Winning Poet will represent MO Poetry Slam Springfield at the Individual World Poetry Slam.

Tickets $5 at door 
308 South Avenue
Springfield, MO 65906

Annual Southwest Missouri Poetry Slam Championship &
Individual World Poetry Slam (iWPS) Qualifier rules for poets:

Round 1 –  poem of under 1 minute in length
Round 2 –  poem of under 2 minutes in length
Round 3 –  poem of under 3 minutes in length
Round 4 –  poem of under 4 minutes in length

*Poet sign up starts at 7pm
*Must be 18yrs of age
*Must have participated at a MO Poetry Slam Springfield Slam since last Aug.
*Top scoring poets will move on in each round.
* Scores are cumulative.
* Bout Order will be randomly determined.
* Ties for first place will be settled by a tie-breaker additional 3 min round.
* All participants will also be required to pay the $5 cover fee
* Each poem must be of the poet’s own construction and original work.
* If the poet goes over time (plus a ten-second grace period), points will be deducted from the total score.
* The poet may not use props, costumes or musical instruments.
* If winning poet is unable to attend iWPS, the runner up will move into the representative slot.

MO Poetry Slam Springfield will pay the winners iWPS application/registration fees.

Winning poet WILL still be subject to financial obligations toward travel costs, boarding and food. Winning poet will get to feature at a following slam to help raise costs of travel and hotel including a cut of the door and options to sell merch. MO Poetry will also help with promotion of any and all fund raising events by winning poet.
Please inbox us for more information on possible costs.

Winning poet MUST become a Poetry Slam, Inc (PSi) member to participate at iWPS.

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