Here are your finalists at Toronto Poetry Slam Finals on April 4

The show is set! Thanks to our March 21 SemiFinals #2, we now have the full list of competing poets at Toronto Poetry Slam Finals @ the Bloor Cinema, on Sat April 4

The finalists are, by their SemiFinals rank and cumulative score (which carries over to Finals):

1. Spin El Poeta Total score: 59.9
1. Justin G 56.9
2. Dionne the Bird of Paradise 56.9
2. Bender 55.8
3. Trevor 55.8
3. Kay Kassirer 55
4. Bambu 55.3
4. Suviana 54.5

Oh, and did we mention our feature at Finals is none other than ANDREA GIBSON?!

Thing is, tickets are selling FAST.

Toronto Poetry Slam SemiFinals #2 rocks the Drake Hotel March 21

The TPS playoffs continue with our second semi-final bout featuring 6 more of highest scoring poets of the regular season, 4 of whom will join Spin, Dionne the Bird of Paradise, Trevor and Bambu on Finals Night in vying for a spot on the 2015 team. If that weren't enough, the evening will also mark the return of The P.O.E.

Moving on to Finals: SPIN El Poeta, Dionne the Bird of Paradise, Trevor, Bambu

What a semifinals last night! The poetry was on point as the semifinalists in this first playoff battle rocked out hard, going funny (Dagmar's teacher poem) to heavy (Spin's autobiographical poetry) to rhythmic (go Dionne!).

When the dust settled, four out of the six poets moved on to Finals, with the following rank:

1. Spin - 59.9 (round 1 + 2 score)
2. Dionne the Bird of Paradise - 56.9
3. Trevor - 55.8
4. Bambu - 55.3

Mad props to the other two poets in semifinals - Mind the Gap + Dagmar Morgan!

Our feature blew the roof off the Drake!

Our Semifinals are coming March 6 and March 21!

The playoffs have begun, fans! And like any playoffs, a lot is riding on the next two slams. Who will make the Finals and get on the 2015 Toronto Poetry Slam Team?!

Our first Semifinals comes to the Drake Hotel on FRIDAY MARCH 6, featuring Omar Holman from NYC. The competing poets are:

Bambu
Dionne the Bird of Paradise
Trevor Steven Abes
Spin
Mind the Gap
Dagmar Morgan

Hosted by Cathy Petch. $5.

Toronto Poetry Slam's last slam of regular season Feb 21

It's the final slam of the regular season, folks, before our semifinals begin in March!

Head to the Drake Hotel on FEBRUARY 21 for a slam you don't want to miss! Featuring Komi Olaf, doing a set of both live art and poetry.

Hosted by Ian Keteku

Doors 7, sign up 730 show 8pm
$5

Questions? Email infoATtorontopoetryslamDOTcom

Toronto Poetry Slam's last slam of regular season Feb 21

It's the final slam of the regular season, folks, before our semifinals begin in March!

Head to the Drake Hotel on FEBRUARY 21 for a slam you don't want to miss! Featuring Komi Olaf, doing a set of both live art and poetry.

Hosted by Ian Keteku

Doors 7, sign up 730 show 8pm
$5

Questions? Email infoATtorontopoetryslamDOTcom

Our slam returns on a Monday, Feb 9 featuring Sabrina

Our first ever Monday slam! Head to the Drake on Feb 9 for a big slam featuring Sabrina, a member of the championship TPS Team!

Doors 7 signup 730 show 8pm

$5

Hosted by Valentino Assenza

Open mic available too!

Questions? Feedback? Email info AT torontopoetryslam DOT com

Andrea Gibson is featuring at our April 4 Finals and here's how you can get early-bird tickets for $15

Are you ever in for a treat on April 4, 2015...

The incredibly talented poet Andrea Gibson is coming to Toronto while on a world tour, performing at our Toronto Poetry Slam Finals April 4 at the Bloor Cinema!

Early bird tickets are $15 between Jan 23 and Jan 30, 9pmET. After that date, tickets are $20 in advance.

Right now, you can only purchase tickets via PayPal or e-money transfer. For either transaction, please use the email info@torontopoetryslam.com

Note doors are at 7pm, show at 8pm.

Toronto Poetry Slam at the Drake returns Jan 24

We're back at the Drake Hotel on January 24!

You're in for a treat, Toronto, because we have Vancouver's Johnny Macrae rockin the stage at this show.

Remember, doors are always at 7, signup 730, show 8pm.
$5 cover

Hosted by Dave Silverberg

Questions? Email info@torontopoetryslam.com

Our next show is Jan 20 at Supermarket, our CIPS qualifier

Who will represent Toronto at the Canadian Indies, aka Verses, held in Vancouver in April? This slam will find out!

On Tues Jan 20, head to Supermarket (258 Augusta) to watch 12 competitors battle it out in 4 rounds to see who will emerge victorious as the TPS rep going to Vancouver!

$10 cover.

Doors 730pm, show 8pm

Hosted by Brendan McLeod
No open mic

Competitor list will be soon be unveiled.

Questions? Email info@torontopoetryslam.com