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.

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

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