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Poetry Slam, Inc.

The mission of Poetry Slam, Inc. (PSi) is to promote the creation and performance of poetry that engages communities and provides a platform for voices to be heard beyond social, cultural, political, and economic barriers.

Our vision is a world where all persons have the ability to express themselves creatively using poetry and the power of voice.

While our primary programs are the National Poetry Slam, the Women of the World Poetry Slam, and the Individual World Poetry Slam, Poetry Slam, Inc. is also the official 501(c)(3) non-profit organization charged with overseeing the international coalition of poetry slams. There are over 100 certified poetry slams, actively hosting events year round throughout North America.

Poetry Slam, Inc. was officially founded as a 501(c)3 in 1997.  As an official tax-exempt organization, works every day to provide avenues for voices to be heard. Together, with the support of our members, we have grown to reach millions of people with poetry on our YouTube channel and thousands of people with our local certified poetry slams as well as our annual events. PSi works year-round to bring the National Poetry Slam, the Individual World Poetry Slam, and the Women of the World Poetry Slam, offering poetry to the people, for the people, by the people. With a gold-star rating on Guidestar, you can feel confident that your gift to Poetry Slam, Inc. is being used well as we continue to grow.


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