Wordsmiths of Berlin Poetry Slam

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Wordsmiths of Berlin is hosting its 7th Annual Poetry Slam on Saturday, January 22nd, 2022 at 7 pm in the BHS Auditorium.

Notice to adult poets:
This contest is open to any area poets of high school-age & OLDER.

Poetry Slam Guidelines: 

  • Poem format is open (rhyming, free verse, etc.). 
  • Poems must be the poet’s own original work.
  • Performance must be under 3 minutes (Each of the two rounds).
  • Please avoid obscenities.
  • No graphic sexual content
  • No musical accompaniment or technical enhancements
  • To enter the contest as a presenter, submit a written or typed copy of your poetry pieces to one of the Wordsmiths’ advisors: Mr. Reise at areise@berlin.k12.wi.us at least 2 days prior to the contest (Poets retain full rights to all of their poems).
  • Poet contestants need to submit 2 poetry pieces; there are 2 rounds for each performer.
  • Judges for the contest are selected from volunteers among the audience members at the event.

         EXTRA NOTES:

  • Poet participation is not limited to Berlin High School students.  Adult & high-school-age poets from other schools in the surrounding area are welcome to compete.  
  • Top two poets will receive trophies, and the top two get their names added to the Poetry Slam winners’ plaque in the WoB display case.
  • All poet presenters receive Poetry Slam medallions.

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