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The San Diego PoetrySLAM is slowly becoming one of the nation’s premiere poetry slam venues. It provides a space for poets of all skill levels to fellowship and support each other in a competitive atmosphere while facilitating a transformational experience for the audience.  

The "Gladiator Slam" is a series of poetry competitions. The top 2 competitors from each monthly slam will qualify for the "Gladiator Slam Finals", which will be a head to head poetry competition on July 8th. The winner will receive $500


Qualifiers (March 11th - June 10th)

10 poets will compete in a 3 round slam. The 1st round is random order. The top 4 will move on to the 2nd round. The 2nd and 3rd round will be head to head. The top 2 competitors will qualify for the Gladiator Slam Finals

How do I sign up for the slam?

2 slots are reserved for current slam team members, the next 6 slots are 1st come 1st serve and there will be a lottery for the last 2 slots.


What time does signup start? Signups begin at 7:15pm and the list closes at 7:30pm


How do I sign up?

Come inside the venue and sign your name on the list.

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