Participating and Supporting Venues
P4 is always happy to support venues
and events that regularly schedule poetry performances. Please register your venue with us if you would like us to help publicize your activities, and/or preserve the recordings being made at your event.
The following organizations have
joined P4 in supporting our mission to protect and preserve performance poetry:
The Bowery Poetry Club
Founded in 2002 by the incomparable Bob Holman, the BPC is an anchor of the New York City performance poetry
scene, hosting nearly 30 regularly scheduled events including (not least) the
Urbana Poetry Slam. The Bowery Poetry Club also presents a near-continuous web stream of its staged events.
The Encyclopedia Show
Encompassing acting, comedy,
improvisation, audience participation, and, yes, poetry, The Encyclopedia Show
has spread from -- where else? – Chicago to several cities throughout the U.S and to Seoul, Korea. It commissions local and touring artists and experts from many disciplines to irreverently present a different verbal encyclopedia entry each month to "wrest truth from fact once and for all." The Chicago edition of the Encyclopedia Show is hosted by poets and producers Robbie Q. Telfer and Shanny Jean Maney.
The Louder Arts Project
New York City's Louder Arts Project is an arts organization that nourishes poetic
creativity by providing safe haven for creative souls seeking, making and
performing poetry alone and together. It fosters experimentation, community
participation, multi-media, multi-platform and cross-genre interplay, and a
fuller understanding of the oral and literary traditions which underlie today's
poetry. The current LouderARTS slammaster is Emily Kagan Trenchard.
Loser Slam, at the Inkwell Coffee
House in Long Branch, NJ, is weekly writing workshop, open mic and poetry slam.
some of the brightest spoken word artists in the tri-state area and shows off
some of the freshest new talent that performance poetry has to offer. Loser
Slam welcomes poets featured on HBO, on national slam teams, and even some of
Monmouth County's creative talent in a challenge to see who can get the grand
prize, the biggest applause and the lowest scores! Nicole Homer
currently leads the workshops and hosts the slams.
Providence Poetry Slam
Held at the AS220 in Providence, of
course. The first Thursday of the month open mic, features and open slam. Third
Sundays bring music and poetry, open mic, features and late night slams. And
the Writers’ Club gathers on the fourth Thursdays of the month. Whew! Megan Thoma is the Merriest Prankster, and the most busy.
NYC Urbana Poetry Slam
So the Urbana Slam isn’t in Illinois
– who knew? Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz, that’s who: she founded it in
1998. One of the most famous slams in the country, the Urbana lives within the Bowery Poetry Club in Lower Manhattan. Every Thursday night features one of the
best slams in the country. Urbana teams won the National Poetry Slam championship