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General Discussion / Looking for competitors!!!
« on: March 28, 2017, 11:39:29 AM »
Announcement and call to competitors, April 29th, 2017 the Los Angeles Get Down Festival aka inkSlam is hosting it's annual $1500 Indie Competition...12 slots, 1 champ, cash prizes for top 3 poets($1000, $300, $200) if interested send an email to and I can give you more details...there is a $50 entry fee.

General Discussion / Old NPS Finals Scores
« on: August 11, 2014, 01:01:59 PM »
is there a place to see scores for Finals stage and how the Finals shaped up from the inception of NPS to now?

General Discussion / Da Poetry Lounge is still looking for features
« on: January 07, 2014, 10:20:12 AM »
Anyone interested please email us at

General Discussion / InkSlam 2013 Teams/Indie Competitors Wanted
« on: May 30, 2013, 09:27:00 AM »
Here's the spiel:

             InkSlam 13 is the fifth annual InkSlam poetry festival held in Greenway Court Theater in West Hollywood, CA. This year, InkSlam will take place from Thursday, July 11 to Saturday, July 13, with competitive slam rounds held Friday and Saturday night.

             We would like to invite slam teams from around the nation to compete for the chance to be crowned InkSlam champions and win up to $1,000(1st place $1000, 2nd place $750, 3rd place $300 and 4th place $200) We also have cash prizes for the preliminary night bouts(1st place $150 and 2nd place $100) The top two teams from each preliminary bout will compete on Saturday, July 13, 2013.  Registration is only $125 due to a private donor subsidizing a portion of entry fees.

              Individual poets are also encouraged to come, as the InkSlam festival will also host a one-night Indie Slam(Thursday, July 11, 2013 with a Progressive $500 Grand Prize...meaning the prize money goes up until the night of the event) as well as a number of workshops for poets to hone their talents.

             We hope to see you at InkSlam 13!

For more information email me at or by phone 213.926.5404. Also, website registration will open next Tuesday, June 4th, 2013(the 15th Anniversary of Da Poetry Lounge) on


DPL is looking for Poets to feature...  If you're headed out our way and want to bless our stage please let us know either email me directly or got o our Facebook page We pay features on a sliding scale starting at $75(1st timers), you get to sell merch and showcase your work to over 250 attendees.  Hope to see some of y'all


Slam Selection Processes / Re: Da Poetry Lounge Slam Selection Process
« on: March 08, 2012, 03:30:48 PM »
Our rules have slightly changed with the Group Piece Rounds being added to the Semi Finals Bouts and Finals...
Also, 9 Poets technically qualify because we take the top 3 Poets from each of our 3 Semi Finals Bouts then, drop the lowest scoring Poet so, the odd number doesn't throw our Finals Group Pieces off

Slam Selection Processes / Da Poetry Lounge Slam Selection Process
« on: March 30, 2011, 10:26:17 AM »
After a 3 year hiatus from the National Slam Scene, Da Poetry Lounge/Hollywood is pleased to announce that we're back.  Our 1st Official Qualifying Slam for Da Poetry Lounge Team that will compete at the 2011 National Poetry Slam in Cambridge, MA will be held September 21st, 2010.  

Each Qualifying Slam will have the top 3 poets qualify for the Semi Finals which will be held beginning March of 2011.  There will be 6 open Slams.  3 Semi Finals Bouts and the Finals will be held on April 26th, 2011.  There will be 8 poets in the Finals competing for 5 slots on the team.

Each Slam consists of 3 cumulative rounds.  With cuts after each round.  4 make it to the Final round of each Qualifier.  3 move on to Semi's.

There are no repeats in Da Poetry Lounge Slam at all.  Meaning, to make the team competitors will need at least 9 poems.  

Also, time rules are PSI standard with a slight twist...if you go over 3:30 the DJ turns the music on and you're disqualified.  Sorry, but, if you're going to Slam you should know the rules especially after they were explained to you before the start of each Slam.  

Our new rule for the relaunch is our new group piece rule for Semi Finals and Finals.  After the Qualifying Slams have concluded, poets will be paired up to write a group piece with another poet that will be performed and scored at their Semi Finals Bout.  The score of that group piece will be equally shared by the poets and will give them their score for that round.  Example...the group piece you perform gets a 27.5 then, each poet receives a 27.5 for that round.  If the poets don't have a group piece they will receive a 0.0 for that round.  

Competitors who qualify for multiple Team Finals will have to determine whether or not they will compete for DPL or that other team.  If you choose to compete in another Team Finals you must drop from the DPL Finals.   WE WILL NOT BE HELD HOSTAGE UNTIL POETS DECIDE WHAT TEAM GIVES THEM THE BEST CHANCE!!!  THERE'S A LOT OF WORK THE TEAM NEEDS TO DO AND HOLDING US UP WILL NOT BE ALLOWED!!! Each Team has their Rules these are ours.

Finals will consist of 3 cumulative rounds...2 solo rounds and 1 group piece round.  Groupings will be randomly drawn the Tuesday after the last Semi Finals bout.  8 Poets for the 1st two rounds.  After the group piece round 2 poets will be dropped.  The final 6 poets compete for the 5 spots on the Da Poetry Lounge/Hollywood Slam Team.

There you go... Our Slam is listed in the Notes section
also, check out but, be careful

Just asking...and while I"m at it what ever happened to the Slammers Forum?

DPL/Hollywood Slam Team 2007

General Discussion / Re: Member request archive
« on: August 15, 2005, 10:30:01 AM »
This is Shihan from Team DPL/Hollywood and I have no access to the Slammaster threads how do I get in?

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