It's been a long time coming but it's finally here! Our YouTube channel features videos from recent slams held at the Drake, including team pieces.
Check out the channel here, and please subscribe:
We'll posting as many vids as possible, but can't promise when the clips will be uploaded.
Feel free to spread the word about our channel!
Dear fans of Toronto Poetry Slam:
We love when you come to our shows at the Drake, we dig your energy, your yells and boos and clapping appreciation. And we want you have to have a say on what this website will look and feel like.
Cuz we're gettin a makeover!
We are planning on a TorontoPoetrySlam.com redesign, and while we have lots of ideas on how to improve this lil hub for our poetry series, we also think our community can share their advice too.
What would you like to see in our revamped website?
It's an annual tradition, and we're stoked to bring it back to you haiku lovers!
THE HAIKU HEAD TO HEAD DEATHMACH goes down
Monday Oct. 21
@ Supermarket in Kensington Market (268 Augusta)
7pm doors 730pm signup 8pm show
Hosted by Cynthia Gould!
Come prepared with 25 haikus max if you want to compete. Head-to-head format, best 2/3 in first round, 3/5 in second, 7/9 in third round. Format may change depending on amount of competitors
Japanese-themed prizes for the top three haikusters!
Questions? Email email@example.com
Great news, poetry fans! The 2013 TPS Team will be hitting the slam stage AND performing guerilla poetry at WORD ON THE STREET, the all-day book fair at Queen's Park. Mark the date: Sunday Sept 22
From 230 to 4, the Team will perform near the League of Canadian Poets table, along with special guest Sheri-D Wilson.
Then at 5pm, the Team will slam it up at the Vibrant Voices stage, so expect some real fireworks as the Team rocks the mic in the beautiful outdoor air!
Over the weekend of Aug. 24, our youth slam team BTdot (representing our BAM! youth slam) took home the 1st place prize at Canadian Youth Festival of Spoken Word in Ottawa!!
From coach Brian Millado:
Our BAM! Toronto Youth Poetry Slam team of 2012-2013 aka BTdot took 1st in both the Underground Indies Championship (from our team member, Saredo) and the Grand Slam Team Championship of YouthCanSlam 2013 - The Inaugural Canadian Youth Festival of Spoken Word in Ottawa.
Show the team some love!
Toronto Poetry Project is happy to announce the return of the CANADA DAY SLAM WEEKEND at the Harbourfront Centre June 30 and July 1!
As HF describes it: A series of theatrical and engaging spoken word performances with members of the Toronto Poetry Slam Team and feature poet, Greg "Ritallin" Frankson.
June 30, 1 to 3pm. FREE!
@ Marilyn Brewer Community Space
235 Queens Quay West
YOU can also compete against the team! Show up for 1230pm to put your name in the hat.
The fine folks at LitLive.ca - a site dedicated to Canadian spoken word - has just reviewed our 2012 Finals CD: Live at the Royal.
FYI this is a double-CD (available for purchase, contact us!) featuring the 8 competitors from the 2012 Finals, including guest feature Kiki and the BAM! Youth Slam Team.
For the review go here: http://www.litlive.ca/issue/7/Reviews
And thanks to everyone who's supported our merch, truly appreciated!
Geeks, nerds and geek allies, this is your poetry slam!
Our annual GEEK SLAM returns THURS MARCH 28 at The Boat in Kensington Market.
7pm doors, 730pm sign up, 8pm slam
Featuring the amazing talents of Chicago's Robbie Q!
Hosted by PAN!
2 round slam. Scores are cumulative. Poetry must be on whatever you geek about, whatever makes you geeky.
Geekalicious prizes for the top 3!
See you on the 28th!
Toronto Poetry Project is proud to present our annual all-female slam, the slam to determine who reps Toronto at the Women of the World Poetry Slam tournament in Minneapolis in March!
@ The Boat, 158 Augusta Ave.
Doors 7pm, signup 730, show at 8.
The slam will follow a different format than usual: first round is the 2 minute round, followed by poems at 3 minutes max. Half the poets move on to 1 minute round, then half of those poets compete in the final 4 minute round. Scores are cumulative.
We are so crazy excited to announce our LIVE AT THE ROYAL, TORONTO POETRY SLAM FINALS 2012 is now available for a purchase. A double-CD from our April 2012 show at the Royal on College, the CD features poetry from Spencer Butt, Britta B., Eytan Crouton, Lara Bozabalian, Kay'la Fraser, Cathy Petch and much more!