For a long time, slam poetry was regarded as the little sister of poetry and literature. The art form has conquered the world, with a European championship as its crowning achievement. In between performance and poetry, slam poets give the best of themselves. For the tenth edition, the European Poetry Slam Championship returns to Antwerp, where it all began. The cream of European poetry will gather on the Blue Hall stage for an impressive linguistic battle. Twenty national slam champions will come together for a two-day competition, framed by debates, talks and a networking moment. Who will be crowned champion of the WPSO’s Euro Poetry Slam 2024? Inspired by the themes and the legacy of Julius Eastman, the European Poetry Slam Championship will be part of the Downtown New York festival.

Credits Agnese Zingaretti, Courtesy WOW - Incendi Spontanei

European Poetry Slam Championship 2021 | MUSH-UP video The European Championship of Poetry Slam 2021, took place in Brussels on the 10th of December 2021 at the great place of Les Jacques Franck. 20 National Champions around Europe participated with poem each. We are the World Poetry Slam Organization and you can find more details about what we do and all the events that we are organizing, in our website and social media.

The 2020 European Poetry Slam Championship will bring together 19 poets from all over Europe to give the performance of their lifetime and compete for the title of European Slam Poetry Champion 2020. Poets, eligible for participation, were chosen throughout 2018 and 2019 via national level championships. Unfortunately, the championship, due for Milan in March 2020, was cancelled because of a rising pandemics. Now, the champions have another opportunity to showcase their work to the whole world! You can find out more at Author of the animation: Jože Slaček

The project is co-financed by the Governments of Czechia, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia through Visegrad Grants from International Visegrad Fund. The mission of the fund is to advance ideas for sustainable regional cooperation in Central Europe. #V4 #Visegrad Funding is provided by the United States Government.