Which talented Toronto poet will represent Toronto Poetry Slam at the annual Canadian Individual Poetry Slam (CIPS) Championships in Vancouver, aka Verses: Festival of Words? This is the qualifying slam to see who will make that trip to BC!
NOTE: the tournament runs from APRIL 26 - May 1, 2016
ALL CIPS participants must be Canadian citizens or landed immigrants
4 poems: each 1 minute, 2 minute, 3 minute and 4 minute (with 10-second grace periods).
-Everyone does the 3-minute round, followed by a 1-minute round.
-1/2 the poets will go on to the 2 min round (based on cumulative scores form 1st two rounds).
-We will do one more cutoff (half) to find the final poets competing in the 4-minute round.
Scores are CUMULATIVE.
12 slam poets max. By invite only.
The poets competing in this slam will be announced shortly.
Winner of the slam will receive majority of the door money to help with their travels to Vancouver!
Hosted by: Anto Chan!
doors: 7:30 | show 8 p.m.
NO open mic
$10 (pay at the door)
We are stoked to feature the champ of last year's CIPS, Prufrock Shadowrunner!
Bio: Hailing from Peterborough by way of Ottawa, PrufRock Shadowrunner has become a highly regarded figure in the world of spoken word and hip-hop, equally at home behind his turntables or standing alone in the spotlight reciting poetry. Recently winning both the National Team & Individual “Spoken Word Championships” in Vancouver, including an unprecedented third individual national Spoken Word title, PrufRock now stands alone as Canada’s undisputed champ, and will represent Canada in the World Spoken Word Finals next year in France. Possessing an unparalleled ability with language, his passion and vision range widely, expressing things many of us feel, but few can say.