Adult Invitational Poetry SLAM

In Partnership with The Word

Experience the power of live poetry with the top slam poets from throughout the Northeast. Equally skilled in their writing as in their delivery, the poets will engage and entertain guests while competing for a prize of $1000. Come cheer on these incredible performers as they battle for the top spot.

The Word

Grounded in poetry, rap, and song, The Word is a radically inclusive literary arts movement for New Haven’s young people. The Word partners experienced teaching poets, award-winning spoken word artists, and emcees with creative students and teachers across the city to equip youth to become stronger poets and culture creators.

The Word's youth leaders created WordFest, a series of poetry jams, slams, concerts, panels and workshops to create dialogue among young creatives through the transformative power of the written and spoken word. WordFest returns in 2022 to bring together many of the Northeast's hottest slam poets to compete for a $1000 prize in the WordFest Poetry Slam.