Today’s Phoenix Poetry Slam at Lawn Gnome Publishing is the result of years of seeking talented new voices and promoting strong literary events.
10 poets in Phoenix compete for a $50 cash prize! Slam begins at 8pm. The slam host is Aaron Hopkins-Johnson.
Want to compete? Send an email to email@example.com with ‘POETRY SLAM’ in the subject line. We send you an invoice for the $10 registration fee.
Here are the rules:
1) Poetry must be original content
2) No music or props allowed
3) No nudity
4) Poems over three minutes and ten seconds will be penalized .5 for every ten seconds overtime.
5) Five judges will be selected from the audience to judge each poem from 0.0 to 10. We drop the high and the low and add up the remaining three scores for each poet.
6) The first round will consist of the first 15 poets to sign up, second round will be the top scoring 5 poets, and the final round will be amongst the top three until a winner is crowned!
Early Bird Tickets are $5
Tickets at the door are $10.
The Phoenix Poetry Slam is an all ages, uncensored show that anyone can attend.