Can it really be that my hometown, the fourth or fifth-largest city in the US, has no regular poetry slam?
I know that UPenn has a strong reading series at Poets' House in West Philly, and a Google search reveals a fair number of open mics (some poetry, some whatever). And this summer I know there was some sponsored slam by Adidas and Rockport shoes (
) But there doesn't seem to be anything regular or PSI-affiliated.
Understand that if I'm digging into some misbegotten tale of intrigue, it's purely by accident. I just find it odd that there are 2 weekly slams in Boston/Cambridge, but none in Philly.