2011 National Poetry Slam

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Boston-Cambridge, MA
Tuesday, 9 August 2011 to Saturday, 13 August 2011

Tournament Champions: Slam Nuba, Denver, CO

Group Piece Champions: Albuquerque, NM


  1. Slam Nuba, Denver, CO
  2. Nuyorican Poets Cafe, NYC, NY
  3. Providence Poetry Slam, Providence, RI
  4. Writing Wrongs, Columbus, OH


5th Place:

  • SlamMN, Minneapolis, MN
  • Urbana, NYC, NY
  • Legendary Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA
  • Oakland Poetry Slam, Oakland, CA
  • Beltway Poetry Slam, Washington, DC

6th Place:

  • Da Poetry Lounge, Los Angeles, CA
  • Fort Worth Poetry Slam, Fort Worth, TX
  • Soapboxing, St. Paul, MN

7th Place:

  • SlamCharlotte, Charlotte, NC
  • Busboys & Poets, Washington, DC
  • Berkeley Poetry Slam, Berkeley, CA
  • WU Slam, St. Louis, MO

8th Place:

  • Second Tuesday, Portland, ME
  • Mercury Cafe, Denver, CO
  • Salt City Slam, Salt Lake City, UT
  • louderARTS, NYC, NY

Group Piece Finalists

  • Austin Poetry Slam
  • Intangible Slam
  • ABQ Slams
  • Dallas Poetry Slam
  • Elevated!
  • Houston Poetry Slam
  • Knoxville Poetry Slam
  • Austin Neo Soul
  • Houston VIP
  • Eclectic Truth
  • (calibrating) WU Slam
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