Slam poetry is a form of performance poetry that occurs within a competitive poetry event, called a “slam,” at which poets perform their own poems that are judged on a numeric scale by randomly picked members of the audience.
Each year, ACUI produces the College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational (CUPSI) offering an opportunity for campuses with new or existing Poetry Slam programs to compete for top honors and to share their artistry and voices. And everyone is enriched by sharing poetry, embracing the value of inclusivity, and supporting a program in which “Everyone’s voice is welcome.”
2015 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational
The 15th College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational (CUPSI) location will be held March 25–28, 2015 at Virginia Commonwealth University. Event information can be found here.
Results after the 2015 Preliminary Bouts [pdf]
Information about 2015 Semi-Finals
Interested in hosting?
ACUI now is accepting bids from member institutions to host the 2016 or 2017 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational. View this page for more information and a sample bid packet.
Other Poetry Slam resources:
Questions about the program
If you have questions about getting involved with ACUI's Poetry Slam programs, certification, eligibility, or event registration those can be directed to:
Association of College Unions International
Updated March 27, 2015