Iowa City IPA Poetry Slam Qualifier

Iowa City IPA Poetry Slam Qualifier

Welcome to the first ever Iowa Poetry Association (IPA) poetry slam! Everyone's invited to come out to see amazing area poets compete to represent Iowa at a National Poetry Slam in June 2023.  Poets, sign up to compete by emailing [email protected] with "IC - Slam Entry" in the subject line.

DATE: Thursday, March 23, 2023

TIME: 7-9 pm

LOCATION: PS1's Close House, 538 S. Gilbert, Iowa City

IPA is hosting a series of poetry slams across the state in the search for our Iowa champion. There are 3 qualifying slams around the state, and the top 4 poets from each qualifier will be invited to compete on the final stage at Poetry Palooza this April.

This Iowa City qualifying slam, hosted in partnership with Iowa City Poetry, will be on Thursday, March 23, 2023, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Public Space One Close House in Iowa City.

Want to join in the fun and potentially earn your spot as our Iowa rep? Register to compete by sending an email to [email protected] with “IC - Slam Entry” in the subject line.

Competing poets must be 18+ as of this coming June 2023.
Poets who competed in another qualifying slam are not eligible to compete in this qualifying slam.

You can see complete information of IPA Poetry Slam Structure and Rules by visiting or click the link below. 

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