Past: Words on Fire Poetry Slam

Cup 'n Cork

A literary and performative genre, slam poetry weaves words and high-energy performance into a powerful message. Words on Fire! slams are competitions in which up to 10 poets or groups compete for prizes and bragging rights.

Registration begins 30 minutes before start time. The first 10 to register will be entered.

Both individual and group entries are welcome. Poets/groups must read a different original poem, lasting no longer than 3 minutes, for each round. Judges will consider both the poem and the delivery when assigning points. A well-crafted poem delivered with energy/passion and personal style will score more points. Total points from all 3 rounds will determine the winners.

Past Dates & Times

Tuesday, Feb 13, 2018, 6:00 pm
Tuesday, Apr 10, 2018, 6:00 pm


Cup 'n Cork
11 South Spanish Street, Cape Girardeau, Mo