Denver has one of the most thriving slam poetry scenes in the nation, and is home to many slam poetry champions, including the reigning National Poetry Slam Champions of 2011, the National Poetry Slam Champions of 2006, the Women of the World Poetry Slam Champion of 2008, as well as the Individual World Poetry Slam Champion of 2010. This will be the first time that a national poetry competition will be hosted in the Mile High City.
Venues for the preliminary competitions and daytime events will be held central to downtown Denver on March 7-10, 2012. Our day events will include a walking tour of Denver’s beat poet history, writing workshops, haiku competitions, and a series of open mics that will be free and open to the public. Finals night will be held Sat., March 10, at the Denver Art Museum located at 100 West 14th Avenue Parkway.