The Brooklyn Poetry Slam

Welcome to the Brooklyn Poetry Slam, an incredible evening of poetry and community led by co-founders Mahogany L. Browne and Jive Poetic! Join our vibrant community and hear, speak, and write poetry.

Each Brooklyn Poetry Slam features a slam competition and open mic that participants can sign up for in-person. Check out upcoming dates and RSVP below.

BROOKLYN POETRY SLAM RULES: 
 

  1. Brooklyn poetry slam is a two round performance poetry competition. 
  2. Poets are given three minutes to read their own original work. 
  3. Top five poets from the first round will advance to the second round.
  4. Competitors are prohibited from using animal acts, props, or musical accompaniment.
  5. Five random judges from the audience score each round on a scale of 0-10. The highest and lowest scores for each poet, in each round, are dropped. The poet with the highest cumulative score is the winner.