This is your last chance to qualify for the first Team Qualifer Semifinals on December 12th! So get in here and do some poetry!
Poets will compete for a spot on our National Team. The top two in every Qualifier go on to the semifinals, and the top two of each Semifinal goes on to our Grand Slam in the spring!
But this year, what you win will be different. The top four poets in the Grand Slam will be our national team, and will get a special prize: a poetry tour of the west coast! We’ll be paying for transportation, hotels, and will arrange the venues. We’ll help you make chapbooks and any other merch that you want to sell if you want help. We’ll provide assistance to help you thrive during the tour. And hopefully you’ll come back from the tour having made new friendships and connections throughout the poetry community!
If the idea of a poetry road trip sounds awesome, come to our first qualifier this week and compete!
About Our Feature
Laura Wachs is a poet and performer born in Seoul, South Korea and raised in Seattle, Washington. She’s an event planner of benefit shows which in have supported non profits that work to aid single mothers, Korean adoptees, the LGBTQ community & the crisis clinic of King County Washington. She most recently had her first poetry anthology, “The Motherland” published, which explores the narratives of adoptees and single mothers in Korea. She believes in giving love without expectation, solely to emanate it and thus allow it to exist. She also loves dogs, wine and tattoos.