CIPS, registration opens on February 1

If you are a Canadian slam venue and you have a representative you want to send to CIPS, registration opens on February 1. Register on brown paper tickets, CIPS 2020 Venue Representative Registration. Not a venue representative? Storm Poet Registration opens March 1. Got questions? Contact our CIPS Director at or … Continued

We invite your feedback …

Dear artists, participants, volunteers, and audience members! Now that the dust has had a chance to settle on Verses Festival of Words 2018, we hope that you have had some time to unwind and let your experience sink in. We cannot thank the artists enough for their contributions to this … Continued

What the Storm blew in

“No sweeter sound than justice through poetry!” – Pat Storm One of the more ubiquitous phrases you hear at most national individual poetry slam competitions these days is “Storm Poet.” But what does that term refer to? Time for multiple choice! A) A reference to “storming the barricades” of poetry … Continued