Our next three poetry slams at the Drake are...

...on the following dates:

June 27 featuring RC Weslowski
July 11 featuring Lauren Zuniga
July 26 featuring Mike McGee

All going down @ the Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen St W.
Doors at 7pm signup 730pm show 8pm

$5 cover

Open mic too!

All ages.

See ya at the Drake!

Moe Clark returns to Toronto Poetry Slam June 12

The Drake Hotel slam goes down June 12, featuring a welcome return from Montreal's Moe Clark! This time she's brought a band with her!

Drake Hotel is at 1150 Queen St W., and doors are at 7pm, and note we fill up quick by 730pm.

$5 cover

Hosted by Alyssa Ginsburg

Questions? Email info@torontopoetryslam.com

Our Geek Slam returns May 31 at the Boat

Time to get your geek on, poets!

Once a year, Toronto Poetry Project produces a two-round nerdy word circus, always at The Boat in Kensington Market.

On May 31 you're in for a treat, TPP fans!

Competing poets must perform poetry to whatever they geek out on. It doesn't have to be all Buffy, Star Wars and meme jokes.

Two rounds. Cumulative score.

Open mic available too! Bring your nerdy stuff, open mic'ers

Doors and signup 730pm Show 8pm

Hosted by Same Difference

Featuring MACER!

Our second slam of the season goes down May 15 featuring Hyf!

If you missed our May 3 slam, don't freak out, because our next slam is coming soon!

On Friday May 15, head to the Drake Hotel Underground for another night of hot spoken word action, featuring one of Ottawa's finest, Hyf the Gypsy Sun!

Doors 7pm, signup 730pm, show 8pm.

Hosted by Dave Silverberg

Questions? Email info@torontopoetryslam.com

Our season begins with the May 3 slam featuring Optimus Rhyme!

Our 2015-16 season begins with our May 3 slam @ the Drake Hotel!
Doors at 7, signup 730, show 8pm.


Featuring the amazing Optimus Rhyme, former member of the championship 2013 TPS Team!

Hosted by Cathy Petch

And our next slam after May 3 is May 15, bookmark the date!

Our Story Slam returns Tuesday April 21!

Stories! Vanessa Smythe! Sabrina hostin! The funky Supermarket venue! It's all happening Tues April 21 with doors at 7pm and show at 8pm.

$5 all night!

Head to Supermarket in Kensington Market for our annual STORY SLAM! Two rounds of hot narrative action, with a special guest set by Vanessa Smythe!

Questions? Email info@torontopoetryslam.com

Final ranks and scores from TPS Finals

We all know who's on the team, but what about the scores? All that math you poetry slams love so much?

To recap, the 2015 TPS Team is Spin, Bender, Trevor Abes, Justin G and Kay Kassirer.

And to recap how we position the poets in SemiFinals and Finals, the rank in each slam is based on the poets' position in that slam based on cumulative scores. So if a poet finished 2nd in the SemiFinals bout, that poet would get a 2.

Toronto Poetry Slam Team 2015 is full of hungry passionate poets

We have a new team, Toronto! Last night at the packed sold-out Bloor Cinema, a new team was formed, 5 poets who will represent TPS at the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word and the U.S. National Poetry Slam.

It was a tight battle, as the crowd cheered on Bender's poetry on gender bending (thus, their name) and raised fists to Spin's powerful political poetry.

Advance tickets to Finals now ONLY available via Play de Record and A Different Booklist

Our April 4 Finals is setting some Toronto Poetry Slam records, friends! Almost 600 advance tickets sold already! Yes, that's right, we are SOLD OUT via online payments and will now only accept advance ticket payments via our outlets - A Different Booklist on Bathurst Street south of Bloor AND Play de Record at 357A Yonge Street!

We will likely SELL OUT and won't have tix available at the door and highly recommend you move fast to get the remaining tix available at these ticket outlets.

$22 in advance.

Our Finals takes place at the Bloor Cinema at 506 Bloor St.

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.