Kresge Library

Poetry Slam Rules

1. Bring two ORIGINAL poems--one for each round of competition.

2. No warm-up! Come ready to compete!

3. Three minute time limit (plus a ten second grace period) to read one poem, with a one- half point deduction per each ten seconds over.

4. No props, costumes, musical instruments, or electronic devices may be used.

5. Scoring is on a 10 point scale; high and low scores will be dropped, giving poets a total score of between 0 and 30 points.

6. All poets must sign themselves in by 7:00 pm--sharp!

7. No selling or distributing of poetry chapbooks or other printed materials.


Created on 03/08/2011 by Anne Swizer / Last updated on 3/19/15 by Anne Switzer
Oakland University

Oakland University, Kresge Library
2200 N Squirrel Rd., Rochester, MI 48309
(248) 370 - 4426