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If you want in for the 7th 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 OAKLAND (AGAIN-YEEEUH OAKLAND!) 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 2015 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 14, 2015. 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 14, 2015.  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 2015 

1. Any 2015 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 14 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 6 years, and by popular demand “it’s on” again….FOR A SEVENTH 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 Mr. PSI President: for he has given his support and “blessing”, but has humbly declined 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. Just cell phones, “tweets”, and “You Tube” possibilities.  This is our continuation of a 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. 6 years in living poetry.   
Registration will begin MY SLAM FAM! Yes indeed!  On Monday July 06th Registration for NUPIC will begin.  Contact me at with your name (pen name is fine as well), the city you're from, and with a reliable number for NUPIC communication in order to register. The full length email will be sent out on Monday  (Tuesday morning the latest) as well.  LETS GET GET GET IT!

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

THIS BELONGS TO US.....and that includes YOU.
Slam Selection Processes / Re: SlamCharlotte-Charlotte NC
« Last post by inkera on July 01, 2015, 09:44:48 PM »
Booth Playhouse at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center (Upstairs in Founders Hall)
130 N. College Street
Charlotte NC 28202

Every 3rd Friday

Slam Master- Bluz
Artistic Director Inkera (980) 475-5564

It took longer than 2 weeks to get this posted but here it is.
General Discussion / Re: NUPIC 2015 OAKLAND Part 2!.....Registration is coming
« Last post by Harlym 125 on June 24, 2015, 11:27:14 AM »
General Discussion / Re: NUPIC 2015.....
« Last post by Harlym 125 on June 24, 2015, 11:25:24 AM »
Yes indeed!
Slam Selection Processes / PoUnd SLAM – Kansas City
« Last post by poundslamkc on June 22, 2015, 04:23:08 PM »
1st Wednesday of every month
3611 Broadway
Kansas City, MO 64111

The slams are open to everyone to compete, up to 10 poets per slam.
Scoring system:
1st place - 5 points
2nd place - 4 points
3rd place – 3 points
Sacrificial & Participation (no advancement beyond round 2) – 1 point

The purpose of our point system is to award both the slam finalists and regular participants/sacrificial poets.

Slam season runs from January – July, with top 5 point placements automatically making the team for the following season.
Team commitment / rehearsals run September – August.

If any of the Top 5 decline the team invitation (or drop out), the invitation is extended to the next highest point ranking poet.
**Any team member who drops out of the current season after joining the team is suspended from team eligibility for following season.**

General Discussion / NUPIC 2015 OAKLAND Part 2!.....Registration is coming
« Last post by Harlym 125 on June 12, 2015, 12:27:39 PM »
My poetry fam! THIS IS OUR SHIT! The frenzy has already begun and DAMN! I would love to be able to tell you whom have already asked about registration and are awaiting the start!  FIRE! and MORE FIRE!  You know I can't disclose those names Sun! Stay tuned my slam babies.....

NUPIC.....we are the rumbles beneath the grounds of poetry
General Discussion / Re: NUPIC 2015.....
« Last post by karen_g on May 29, 2015, 01:43:04 PM »
YES! :-*
General Discussion / NUPIC 2015.....
« Last post by Harlym 125 on May 29, 2015, 11:45:19 AM »
Whattup SLAM FAM! Get ready to ante up your courage and art as registration for NUPIC 2015  draws near.  This is just a teaser to wet that thirst.  Stay tuned.....

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