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General Discussion / Re: Going Dark for NPS 2107 in Denver Colorado
« Last post by Johnston on October 19, 2017, 10:29:28 AM »
I was supposed to attend NPS but had to change plans at the last minute. See you guys there next year hopefully.
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General Discussion / Going Dark for NPS 2107 in Denver Colorado
« Last post by Christopher-Michael on August 04, 2017, 11:20:23 AM »

Hootie Hooo,

You should consider the offices, emails, and phones of PSi closed until after NPS 2017.

You can reach the Executive Director and the majority of the EC on site at NPS but we are now either on the road or preparing for travel.

If you are not attending NPS, and have an issue, please understand that it may not be handled until Monday, 14 August, once we have returned to our destinations.

See you soon!

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NUPIC, A MILE HIGH PEOPLE!  2 spots remain before we begin the waitlist. Email harlym125@aol.com to register. Are you litty or white?! Let's find out....in the NUPIC UNDERGROUND!

NUPIC; we are the rumbles beneath the grounds of poetry.

SEE YALL IN DENVER!
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General Discussion / NUPIC 2017 ..... Only 5 Spots left
« Last post by Harlym 125 on July 26, 2017, 08:30:23 AM »
Almost time my poetry FAM!  Email harlym125@aol.com to register. Aaaaaaaaah! DENVER BABY!!!!!
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General Discussion / NUPIC 2017.....update 2 (only 8 spots left)
« Last post by Harlym 125 on July 17, 2017, 09:35:49 PM »
Do it. Double dare yourself to meet the NUPIC PIT and then move the foundation with your art! Email harlym125@aol.com to register. Only 8 spots remaining fam!

NUPIC.....we are the rumbles beneath the grounds of poetry.
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General Discussion / NUPIC 2017 UPDATE 1 Stop half-steppin' and lock - in
« Last post by Harlym 125 on July 11, 2017, 08:49:16 AM »
Only 9 spots remain.  Already fire on the list! Get turnt up and rock them skills people.  FLAME-ON MY POETS!  FLAME-ON! 

Do you have it? Then get it. That NUPIC shit baby!

THIS IS OURS; UNAPOLOGETICALLY.

Hit me up at harlym125@aol.com to register.  "Antiquitous" email baaaybay! - AOL!  HA!


NUPIC.....WE (that includes you) are the rumbles beneath the grounds of poetry.
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NUPIC VIIII 2017

If you want in for the 9th annual National Poetry Individual Poetry Competition (NUPIC), get your guts and skills right and email harlym125@aol.com with your name, city and state you represent/team as well and a reliable number for me to text NUPIC information. This event takes place at our Nationals, (which are in Denver this year!) but right after the Group Piece Finals.  There are 16 spots. It costs $125 to compete and ALL OF THE MONEY COLLECTED GOES TO THE WINNER. NO ONE ELSE GETS PAID ANYTHING. THAT INCLUDES ME. I TAKE NOTHING OFF THE TOP, but do accept gratuity from the champ! That makes the pot substantial. By now, you all should know this is ours and we do this for our poetry fam.  No judges, just noise. No amplification, just voice. 3 minute time limit and me, Harlym 125 is your host. NUPIC......WE ARE THE RUMBLES BENEATH THE GROUND OF POETRY.

Will you be the NUPIC 2017 CHAMPION?

AND…
Unless our community suggest otherwise, this event will continue to reign as simply an incredible moment in Poetic-Art history!  Understand this event is not sanctioned by PSI, nor in contest with PSI, but is open to PSI Members Only.

The night for this competition will be Friday, August 11th, 2017. The location and time of this competition will be undisclosed until the night of the event. Text messages identifying the time and location will be sent to an individual competitor or contact person for each team entering a poet to compete. The alternative to a text message will be direct contact from me, and word of mouth. If your team plans to enter a poet into the competition please email or contact me.  There will only be 16 spots.  I will accept entries up to the night of August 11th, 2017.  In the event of a full list there will be a waiting list up to 8.  Once the list goes beyond 8, there will be a lottery to compete, which will take place on the spot at the time and location of the event.  This is unlike slam as many of you have known it and I dare you to not fall in love with its beauty and majesty-we made it the BEAST NUPIC has become. This event is bigger than any one of us, which is why it lives within us as a community. I am the maestro for this and depend on my hopefully honorable reputation amongst you all to make this happen with more unstoppable & phenomenal love than
IN THE SENSATIONAL previous years…..

THIS IS OUR NINETH YEAR OF FIRE PEOPLE. AND THE FLAME CONTINUES TO BE BLUE FLAME BLAZING BABY!

Here are the rules to the 
National Underground Poetry Individual Competition 2017
(NUPIC)

1. Any 2017 registered PSI member (solo poets & volunteers qualify as well) or team can send a poet from their team to compete.
2. Each competitor/team has to "put up" $125 for their poet to enter the competition (all collected money goes to the winning poet-every cent)
3. Head to head slams (one loss and you're out) until a winner is pronounced
4. No Judges, just the crowd in attendance making the "call" based on applause, etc.
5. Winner takes all (3 minute time limit enforced). There is no second or third place.
*. I'm the host

For the people thinking they are the "shit", put your money where your mouth is; while all other nominated entrants have fun, your team at the least believes in you.  Its July and you/each team has until August 11th to get your money "right", unless the list fills, in which case you run the risk of being on the waiting list or in the possible lottery.  Being on the waiting list means in the event a spot opens up, entrants will be selected from the list compiled in numerical order by order of entry onto the list. Every penny collected goes to the winning poet. No one is paying me, nor am I taking a percentage.  To further the point I have no hidden agenda, but I simply missed the energy of the Indy's Competition at Nationals and wanted to bring it back with a twist. It was all love for the last 8 years, and “it’s on” again, yet EVEN MORE TURNT UP!….FOR A 9th YEAR. LET’S MAKE SOME MORE MAGIC BABY!

*There is only one entrant with a pass into this competition and that is the President of PSI. And this honor is out of respect for the Presidency and the "honor" of Slam, as our President is the face and representative of the values of Slam. This event is annual and an invitation will always be extended to the PSI President.
Thanks again PSI President for giving your support and “blessing.”

No cameras or recording of the event is allowed.

Email all info to harlym125@aol.com or call (781) 726-0019
Required information includes the competitors name (pen name is fine), State/Team being represented and a reliable number to contact or text on the night of the competition. ALL COMPETITORS WILL BE UNKNOWN UNTIL THE NIGHT OF THE COMPETITION.

Let’s go fam!!!!!!!!!!!!

NUPIC 2017…..A MILE HIGH & LITTY!

NUPIC…..we are the rumbles beneath the ground of poetry. 8 years in living poetry.   
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NUPIC VIII 2017

If you want in for the 9th annual National Poetry Individual Poetry Competition (NUPIC), get your guts and skills right and email harlym125@aol.com with your name, city and state you represent/team as well and a reliable number for me to text NUPIC information. This event takes place at our Nationals, (which are in Denver this year!) but right after the Group Piece Finals.  There are 16 spots. It costs $125 to compete and ALL OF THE MONEY COLLECTED GOES TO THE WINNER. NO ONE ELSE GETS PAID ANYTHING. THAT INCLUDES ME. I TAKE NOTHING OFF THE TOP, but do accept gratuity from the champ! That makes the pot substantial. By now, you all should know this is ours and we do this for our poetry fam.  No judges, just noise. No amplification, just voice. 3 minute time limit and me, Harlym 125 is your host. NUPIC......WE ARE THE RUMBLES BENEATH THE GROUND OF POETRY.

Will you be the NUPIC 2017 CHAMPION?

AND…
Unless our community suggest otherwise, this event will continue to reign as simply an incredible moment in Poetic-Art history!  Understand this event is not sanctioned by PSI, nor in contest with PSI, but is open to PSI Members Only.

The night for this competition will be Friday, August 11th, 2017. The location and time of this competition will be undisclosed until the night of the event. Text messages identifying the time and location will be sent to an individual competitor or contact person for each team entering a poet to compete. The alternative to a text message will be direct contact from me, and word of mouth. If your team plans to enter a poet into the competition please email or contact me.  There will only be 16 spots.  I will accept entries up to the night of August 11th, 2017.  In the event of a full list there will be a waiting list up to 8.  Once the list goes beyond 8, there will be a lottery to compete, which will take place on the spot at the time and location of the event.  This is unlike slam as many of you have known it and I dare you to not fall in love with its beauty and majesty-we made it the BEAST NUPIC has become. This event is bigger than any one of us, which is why it lives within us as a community. I am the maestro for this and depend on my hopefully honorable reputation amongst you all to make this happen with more unstoppable & phenomenal love than
IN THE SENSATIONAL previous years…..

THIS IS OUR NINETH YEAR OF FIRE PEOPLE. AND THE FLAME CONTINUES TO BE BLUE FLAME BLAZING BABY!

Here are the rules to the 
National Underground Poetry Individual Competition 2017
(NUPIC)

1. Any 2017 registered PSI member (solo poets & volunteers qualify as well) or team can send a poet from their team to compete.
2. Each competitor/team has to "put up" $125 for their poet to enter the competition (all collected money goes to the winning poet-every cent)
3. Head to head slams (one loss and you're out) until a winner is pronounced
4. No Judges, just the crowd in attendance making the "call" based on applause, etc.
5. Winner takes all (3 minute time limit enforced). There is no second or third place.
*. I'm the host

For the people thinking they are the "shit", put your money where your mouth is; while all other nominated entrants have fun, your team at the least believes in you.  Its July and you/each team has until August 11th to get your money "right", unless the list fills, in which case you run the risk of being on the waiting list or in the possible lottery.  Being on the waiting list means in the event a spot opens up, entrants will be selected from the list compiled in numerical order by order of entry onto the list. Every penny collected goes to the winning poet. No one is paying me, nor am I taking a percentage.  To further the point I have no hidden agenda, but I simply missed the energy of the Indy's Competition at Nationals and wanted to bring it back with a twist. It was all love for the last 8 years, and “it’s on” again, yet EVEN MORE TURNT UP!….FOR A 9th YEAR. LET’S MAKE SOME MORE MAGIC BABY!

*There is only one entrant with a pass into this competition and that is the President of PSI. And this honor is out of respect for the Presidency and the "honor" of Slam, as our President is the face and representative of the values of Slam. This event is annual and an invitation will always be extended to the PSI President.
Thanks again PSI President for giving your support and “blessing.”

No cameras or recording of the event is allowed.

Email all info to harlym125@aol.com or call (781) 726-0019
Required information includes the competitors name (pen name is fine), State/Team being represented and a reliable number to contact or text on the night of the competition. ALL COMPETITORS WILL BE UNKNOWN UNTIL THE NIGHT OF THE COMPETITION.

Let’s go fam!!!!!!!!!!!!

NUPIC 2017…..A MILE HIGH & LITTY!

NUPIC…..we are the rumbles beneath the ground of poetry. 9 years in living poetry.   
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Slam Selection Processes / Re: SlamCharlotte-Charlotte NC
« Last post by inkera on June 27, 2017, 10:27:46 PM »
Updated criteria for the 2017-2018 slam season:

SlamCharlotte strives to promote poetic growth, performance enhancement and increased camaraderie among the poets and the community through our monthly slam competition.

The monthly slam is open to everyone 21 years or older unless the slam is designated as a slam for a particular demographic. For example; the women’s slam. 

Each poet competing at SlamCharlotte’s monthly slam is asked to join the SlamCharlotte FaceBook group. This will ensure that they are informed of all events pertaining to SlamCharlotte. They are also asked to check the SlamCharlotte website on a regular basis.

 We are excited about our new slam season!! We are excited about the poets that come out and slam monthly and the poetry that we continue to bring to Charlotte and everyone who continues to show so much love and support.

As we continue to grow and evolve, our criteria for our slam must do the same.
Here are the rules/criteria for the 2017-2018 slam season. We will continue to evaluate what is working and what needs modifications. We will make adjustments as needed.

General Information/Criteria

Location: McGlohon Theater @ Spirit Square 345 N. College Street Charlotte NC 28202.
Time: 8 PM Price: $12.88 general admission (includes a $2 facility fee)

Criteria: The monthly slam is open to anyone 21 years or older unless the slam is designated as a slam for a particular demographic. For example; the women’s slam. The sign up list for the slam opens at 7:15 PM and 12 poets will be allowed to compete.

*If a poet shows up after the sign-up cut off time has passed and there are still available slots in the slam, they will be allowed to compete. They will perform first. If there are multiple late poets and there are available slots, Random.org will be used to determine order. *

The 12 slots are broken down in this manner:

1-4 first come first served
5-6 reserved for female poets (these slots will not be filled with non- female poets)
7-9 lottery style drawing
10-11 out of town poet(s)-if no one has signed up by 7:30 these slots become a part of the lottery
12 last month’s winner-If the winner of the last month’s slam doesn’t sign up by 7:30, their slot becomes part of the lottery.

The competition will be a CLEAN SLATE 3 round slam with elimination each round.
Random.org will be used to determine the order of the first round. In the 2nd and 3rd  round, the poet with the highest score will perform first and the round will end with the poet with the lowest score.

Tie Breaker:

 In the event that there is a tie for 1st-4th place, the poet with the highest cumulative score will be determined the winner. If the cumulative scores result in a tie, the poets will share the prize money.

Cash Prize:
The top 3 poets will receive a cash prize
1st place~$100.00        2nd place ~$75.00         3rd place~$50.00


 No Repeat Rule: Poets who successfully make it to the third round of competition can not repeat that poem again until the iWPS qualifier in February. If they are invited back to the finals competition in April, they will be allowed to repeat any poem used in the 3rd round at that time. If a poet repeats a poem they have previously used in the third round during the season, they will be disqualified from the possibility of returning to compete in the Grand Slam Finals. If there is a tie breaker round, the poem used DOES NOT count under the no repeat rule.

 Criteria/Team Selection:
SlamCharlotte utilizes a point system to determine which poets will advance to the grand slam finals in April.
Points are awarded for each slam from July through March. The points are awarded based on the following:
1st place  4 points
2nd place  3 points
3rd place   2 points
4th place   1 point
   
The scores and accumulation of points are maintained by the Artistic Director, Inkera Oshun. If poets have questions about their standing at any time during the season, they can obtain that information by contacting her directly.

 Grand Slam Finals Poet Selection:
The 12 poets with the highest accumulation of points at the end of the March slam will be invited to participate in the Grand Slam Finals. The list of the top 12 poets will be posted to the SlamCharlotte Facebook group and the SlamCharlotte website. In the event that a poet included in the top 12 is unable or unwilling to compete in the Grand Slam Finals, the next poet on the list will be contacted to compete. Only poets placing in the top 4 throughout the season will be included in the poets invited to participate in the Grand Slam 
Finals in April.

 No Walk Rule: SlamCharlotte encourages poets to slam at various venues. However, we feel strongly about poets who MAKE multiple slam teams thus holding slots on various teams “hostage” until they decide where they want to slam.

 Effective with the April 2012 Grand Slam Finals, if a poet has made a slam team prior to SlamCharlotte’s Grand Slam Finals, they must decide whether they will remain on that team or slam in the Grand Slam Finals.  If they decide not to slam at the Grand Slam Finals the next eligible poet will be invited to participate. If a poet who has made SlamCharlotte’s team is eligible to slam in another Grand Slam Finals, they must declare their intentions to remain on the team or slam for another team. If the poet fails to declare their intentions, the Slammaster reserves the right to replace them with the 5th place Grand Slam Finals poet.

 Finals:
The Grand Slam Finals occurs yearly in April. The top 12 poets will compete for a spot on the slam team. The competition will be a 3 round slam with elimination each round. The first round will be 12 poets, the 2nd round 8 poets, and the 3rd round 6 poets. Random.Org will be used to determine the order of the 1st round. The order for the 2nd and 3rd round will be determined by the poets score, the poet with the highest score will go first and the poet with the lowest score will go last. The scores are cumulative for all three rounds.

  There will not be a cash prize awarded to the top 3 poets in the Grand Slam Finals nor will there be a feature. The prize money and the funds collected from passing the hat will go toward assisting the team in getting to regional and national competition.

 SlamCharlotte will purchase the PSi membership at the associate level for the Grand Slam Champ. The poet will be responsible for his/her membership renewal thereafter. The remaining team members are responsible for purchasing/renewing their PSI membership.

 Team Member Financial Obligation:
The slam master and financial advisor will attempt to raise funds to cover the registration fee for all PSi events, Southern Fried, the cost of airfare, hotel, and per diem. Team members will receive a financial report at the second team meeting and each week thereafter. In the event that the Slammaster and the financial advisor are unable to secure enough funds to meet budget, the team members/SlamCharlotte representative are expected to assist in fundraising and/or cover the cost of the trip themselves. In the event that budget is not met and the team member/SlamCharlotte representative is unable to meet the financial obligation, the team member replacement rule will be utilized.

 Team Practice Schedule:
The new team will meet directly after the Grand Slam Finals and no later than a week after finals to discuss team practice and expectations. SlamCharlotte historically practices 2 times a week and the schedule is established based on the team member(s) availability. Team  members are expected to attend each practice/scheduled team performances. In the event that the team member is unable to attend practice or a scheduled performance, they are required to contact the slam master or coach to make them aware of this. Excessive absences from practice or scheduled performances may result in the slam master replacing that team member.

 Team Member Replacement:
In the event that a poet is unable or unwilling to perform their duty as a SlamCharlotte team member, the 5th ranked poet from finals will be contacted. The subsequent poets will be contacted down to the 12th poet until the spot is filled. In the event that the vacant spot on the team can’t be filled with the remaining poets from the grand slam finals, SlamCharlotte will have an open last chance slam. The slam will be limited to the first 12 poets to sign up. 

 **These rules can be changed at the discretion of the Slammaster. Any changes will be posted to the SlamCharlotte FB group and the SlamCharlotte website.**


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