The Vancouver Poetry Slam is back for the Fall, online!

Monday, September 27, 8pm PST Featuring Charlie Petch…/vancouver-poetry-house… Come share your words & magic and as a bonus, compete for cash prizes. Also compete for a chance to battle a Slam legend head to head live (details on this coming soon) If you’re like me you’ve missed this gathering … Continued

Rules and Format for the 2019 Summer Season

Finals: September 16, 2019 Last Chance: September 2, 2019   Rounds & Time Limits Round One: 10 poets perform a 2-minute poem Round Two: The top 6 highest-scoring poets from Round One perform a 1-minute poem Round Three: The top 3 highest-scoring poets from Round Two perform a 4-minute poem. … Continued

Updated Season Rankings!

Those competing for team finals in April. The points for each regular slam will be as follows: 1st place – 16 points 2nd place – 9 points 3rd place – 4 points 4th place – 1 point You can review the rules and points system here Rankings Bambi – 49 … Continued

Thank you!

The Hiring Committee has done its job. The Board wants to acknowledge those community members who helped make the selections. That room where we hashed it out – that’s what engagement looks like. Thank you!

Thanks to All Applicants

The application window for the positions has now closed. Thank you to everyone who applied. The hiring committee meets on Sunday. Once the short-listed candidates are identified, everyone will be sent an email. Thank you for your support of Vancouver Poetry House.

Job Posting Closing Soon

You have until midnight tomorrow to get your application(s) in. Hop to it! Position announcements for Arts Administrator and Artistic Director here. (Click on the post title to take you to the active link.)

Calling on Membership!

We will be deciding on 2 people to lead VPH into the next phase of its life. This concerns all the membership. If you want to help decide, then be on the hiring committee. If you are a member, and if you want some input into who VPH hires to … Continued

VanSlam New Sh!t Challenge!

Objective: This is an opt-in challenge, meant to encourage poets to produce new poetry and bring it to VanSlam. How it will work: Monthly, during the regular slam, poets will opt-in during the first round. The theme will be decided by the previous Sh!t Slam challenge-winning poet. To qualify new … Continued