San Jose Poetry Slam
3rd Tuesday every month
99 E. San fernanado st.
San Jose, Cahttps://www.facebook.com/pages/The-San-Jose-Poetry-Slam/91754196269
We are a monthly year long slam. We didn't have a December slam because we had a venue issue. We still hold slams even during the non-point months. We started our season(points) in August since folks were back from Nats. From the start of our season until our last chance slam and finals in May we will have had 7 open slams. It would have been 8 if not for the venue issue. The January slam was our wowps qualifier so it was not a points slam. We didn't have a specific process for wowps, women had priority in the signups.
We take between 8 to 10 poets in round 1. 4 poets in round 2. Basic 3 minute format.
Our point system has gone as follows:
1st place: 4 points
2nd place: 3 points
3rd place: 2 points
4th place: 1 point
Hosting: 1 point
In May, we will have a last chance slam. The winner gets a spot in finals. For finals we will do a 3 round elimination slam. 12 poets in round 1. In addition to the last chance winner, we will take the 11 poets with the most points. If anyone declines we go down the point list. If we have one spot left but more than one poet with the next amount of points, we will do a draw between those poets.