Southwest Shootout Tournament Rules

Individual Tournament Rules: 3 minute time limit with 10-second-grace-period, no props, no musical accompaniment, no costumes. 5 Judges, high & low score dropped, 3 median scores added to give the poet their score. .5 point deduction for every 10-second interval the poet gives over time. 4 poems needed to win. 2 Poems for Preliminaries, 2 […]

15th Annual Southwest Shootout Poetry Slam

Albuquerque, NM – ABQ Slams, The City of Albuquerque Cultural Services Dept., The Kimo Theater, and Zullo’s Bistro are proud to present the 2018 Southwest Shootout Poetry Slam Championship — the biggest night of slam poetry in Albuquerque this year on Friday & Saturday, July 20th & 21st at 7:00 pm. 

Poetry Slam is the […]

ABQ Slams Grand Slam Championship @ The Outpost Performance Space

April 2nd, 7:30 PM, Outpost Performance Space Watch Albuquerque’s top 10 poets square off to represent The Duke City at The National Poetry Slam in August. Tickets available at Don’t miss it! Competing Poets: Audrey Tobyas, Eva Crespin, Mercedez Holtry, Robin Reynolds, Avery Frank, Damien Flores, Marcial Delgado, Kae Piller, Brooke Von Blomberg, and […]

December Poetry & Beer Featuring: Lorin Elizabeth & Rachel Calleja

Join us on Tuesday, December 8th for Poetry and Beer! Our featured poets will be Lorin Elizabeth and Rachel Calleja on their US tour all the way from Australia. Open Mic and your last chance to qualify for our ABQ Slams Women of the World Championship on December 12th. Don’t miss it!

Final Friday! Featuring: Joaquin Zihuatanejo and Natasha Carrizosa

Don’t miss our special featured poets this month! Joaquin and Natasha are a touring duo from Texas and have stomped all over this world performing their poetry. International, National, and Regional Slam Champs, Joaquin and Natasha put on an amazing show! Open Mic and Slam sign up at 6:30. Show at 7. Winning Coffee Co. […]

Loboslam Presents: The Costume Slam

Join us at Winning Coffee on October 21st as Loboslam Presents: The Costume Slam! Celebrate Halloween with some poetry! Come dressed up and read some work by your favorite dead poet! Open Mic and Poetry Slam! Starts at 7 PM. Click here for the Facebook!

Final Friday Featuring: The Albuquerque Poetry Slam Team

Don’t miss our send-off show! Your last chance to see the team in action before driving to Oakland, California for the National Poetry Slam! Plus, our Qualifying Slam for the City Championship and the Open Mic! Hosted by Jazz Cuffee Sign-up at 6:45 and show at 7:30 Winning Coffee Co. 111 Harvard Dr SE Albuquerque, […]

Southwest Shootout Championship Tonight!

Don’t miss the climactic finale to the Southwest Shootout Regional Poetry Slam at the South Broadway Cultural Center at 7PM! $10 tickets at the door. Tonight’s team slam will feature: Denver Slam Nuba Slam New Orleans Albuquerque Poetry Slam Denver Mercury Cafe Individual Championship: Jozer Guerrero Franklin Cruz Nico Wilkinson Alec Martinez FreeQwency Michael Ting […]

Southwest Shootout Competitors (almost) Finalized

Get ready, gente! The Preliminary Rounds are Friday June 26th and begin at 7:00 PM: Winning Coffee and The Center for Peace and Justice. The Southwest Shootout will feature: Slam New Orleans The Albuquerque Poetry Slam Austin Poetry Slam Denver Slam Nuba Slam of Enchantment Denver Mercury Cafe Palo Alto Poetry Slam Laredo Border Slam […]