Downtown Poetry Slam
2nd & 4th Wed.
Fair Trade Cafe
1020 N. First Ave., Phx. AZ 85003
as posted on MySpace.com/azphoenixslam's blog:
The '09 Slam Team representing Phoenix - qualifying & selection
The '09 Slam Team will consist of those top placing poets in the Phoenix Poetry Slamoff, but first there is the qualifying for entry into the Slamoff:
January 11th marks the beginning of the slam-qualifying season for the chance to represent Phoenix at Poetry Slam, Inc.’s (PSI) annual team poetry slam tournament, known as the National Poetry Slam. Earning points for qualification is done by entering a Downtown Poetry Slam between Jan. 14th & April, 30th, 2009. Higher points are earned by placing 1st, 2nd or 3rd at each slam, otherwise one point is attributed to each competing poet that didn't place that night and also one point to the host & bout manager. Downtown Poetry Slams at the Fair Trade Café, between January & April, are opportunities to earn points. The Downtown Poetry Slam happens the 2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month and points earned will be posted on MySpace.com/azphoenixslam, ongoing, until the end of the season.
Those with the highest total accumulated points qualify to compete at the Phoenix Poetry Slamoff in May to determine the ’09 slam team traveling to Florida in August to compete at PSI’s National Poetry Slam. Individuals will be notified by email of their qualified entry into the Phoenix Slamoff. The Downtown Poetry Slam is an open slam and a PSI registered venue. Any questions or concerns are required to be brought to both Slammasters for immediate attention.