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General Discussion / New to Slamming events
« Last post by LaSalitaCafe on September 04, 2016, 11:35:17 PM »
Hello family,

I am new to Poetry Slams. I've hosted/organized 4 poetry events so far and would like to start doing Poetry Slams. What are the steps, rules, play-book etc. Tips? Would appreciate any help here. Really appreciate it :)  :)

Gracias   :D
General Discussion / Going dark for NPS 2016 in Decatur, Georgia
« Last post by inkera on July 31, 2016, 04:48:50 PM »
Peace and Blessings_

You should consider the offices, emails, and phones of PSi closed until after NPS 2016.

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, 8 August, once we have returned to our destinations.

See you soon!

Inkera Oshun, President
Poetry Slam, Inc.
(980) 475-5564
My poetry Fam!  NUPIC VIII is LIT!  ON THE LOW, THERE IS A SICK SURPRISE ENTRANT INTO THIS YEAR'S NUPIC!  OH SHIT! DAMN SUN, I "WUSH" I could tell you the heat that's in NUPIC, but y'all know I can't do that!  But Yoa! FUEGO!!!!! Team Decatur (thank y'all!) already located some spots for the event as well. LETS LAND IN DECATUR AND SHAKE THE WORLD FOR THE BETTER. THIS IS WHAT WE WRITE FOR AND WHAT WE DO. DONT HOLD BACK and UNLAOD THE FIRE POETS! 

NUPIC IS FULL, however, there are 6 spots left on the wait list.  STAND TOGETHER AND STAND STRONG. THIS IS OURS AND OUR LOVE.

Poetry Fam, there are only 3 spots remaining in NUPIC. You want in? Stop second guessing yourself, and move. Come get some.

NUPIC.....we are the rumbles beneath the grounds of poetry.
General Discussion / NUPIC VIII UPDATE 2 (spread love) 4 spots left.
« Last post by Harlym 125 on July 17, 2016, 08:20:29 AM »
Understand me.....if I could, I would love to share the names of the poetic gladiators already in, but I CAN'T DO IT SUN!  Shit is lit!

You got the MOTTS? I dare you to throw down in the NUPIC FIRE PIT.....YOU WANT IN or you wants watch?

NUPIC.....we are the rumbles beneath the grounds of poetry.
General Discussion / NUPIC 2016 UPDATE 1 (stand strong ATL-you are not alone)
« Last post by Harlym 125 on July 14, 2016, 11:08:59 AM »
NUPIC.  There are only 8 spots remaining. I dare you to get one of them!
NPS 2017 - Denver
NPS 2018 - Chicago
NPS 2019 - Oakland
NPS 2020 - open bid year
NPS 2021 - Atlanta
NPS 2022 - Denver
NPS 2023 - Chicago
NPS 2024 - Oakland
NPS 2025 - open bid year
NPS 2026 - Atlanta

and so on . . .
General Discussion / Re: A Call for host cities to bid on NPS 2015 and NPS 2016
« Last post by Montie on July 14, 2016, 03:05:02 AM »

NPS 2015 will be held in Newark, NJ.
NPS 2016 will be held in Atlanta, GA.

We are still accepting bids for NPS 2017 - please e-mail for more information.

So where will NPS be in 2017 then Suzi?

If you want in for the 8th Annual National Poetry Individual Poetry Competition (NUPIC), get your guts and skills right and email with your name, city and state you represent/team as well and a reliable number for me to text NUPIC information too. This event takes place at our Nationals, (which are in Decatur GA 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 2016 CHAMPION?

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 05, 2016. 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 05, 2016.  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 REMARKABLE previous years…..


Here are the rules to the 
National Underground Poetry Individual Competition 2016 

1. Any 2016 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 05 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 7 years, and by popular demand “it’s on” again….FOR AN EIGHTH 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”, but humbly declining to compete.  This means all 16 slots are available this year and the pot increases by $125.  Being our President is not easy, thanks for taking on the journey baby.)

No cameras or recording of the event is allowed. This is our continuation of something great...............

Email all info to 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…..we are the rumbles beneath the ground of poetry. 8 years in living poetry.   
It's GEORGIA, NOT Goergia! Apologies and please forgive the spelling error.  Thats what I get for multitasking. You know we love you GEORGIA!

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