Poetry Rivals 2016

Taking poetry from the page to the stage!

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Poetry Rivals 2015 Slam Champion is Crowned!


On Saturday 2nd April, Poetry Rivals held its 7th annual slam, this year at The Elgar Room in the Royal Albert Hall. This much-anticipated sold-out event was packed full of poets with their family and friends as well as poetry lovers of all ages, eagerly awaiting the performances and to find out the winner. 28 of the 30 finalists performed their work to a live audience and guest panel of judges: Vanessa Kissule (2011 Poetry Rivals Slam Champion), Jonny Fluffypunk, Morgan Walton and Clive Birnie (Founder of Burning Eye Books)...


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Poetry Rivals Is Back For 2015 and Heading To The Royal Albert Hall With Burning Eye Books!


Poetry Rivals 2015 is now open! This year they've partnered with Burning Eye Books, the UK's leading spoken word publisher and the slam final will be held at The Elgar Room in The Royal Albert Hall on 2nd April 2016.


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Poetry Rivals 2014 Slam Champion is Crowned!


On Saturday 2nd May, Poetry Rivals held its 6th finalists' slam, this year at the John Clare Theatre in Peterborough. This much-anticipated event was packed full of poets, their family and friends, all eagerly awaiting their performance and to find out the winner.


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Vanessa Kisuule and Mixy Join National Poetry Competition Judging Panel...


Poetry Rivals is delighted to announce that MC Mixy and 2011 Poetry Rivals Slam Champ Vanessa Kisuule is joining the 2014 judging panel alongside Mark Grist and Fay Roberts.


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The Search for the Next Best Selling Poet has started...


Listening to and reading poetry is on the up, and with the rise in popularity of performance poetry there has never been a better time for poets to get their name out there. That’s why for poets entering Poetry Rivals is a must....


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Poetry Rivals 2013 Champions Are Announced!


Listening to and reading poetry is on the up, and with the rise in popularity of performance poetry there has never been a better time for poets to get their name out there. That’s why for poets entering Poetry Rivals is a must....


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