40oz Poetry Slam 2018

40 oz Regional Slam

June 29- July 1, 2018

6/29 – Team Check-in @ 5 pm

Preliminary bouts @ 7 pm & 9 pm (Mercury Cafe Upstairs)


6/30 – Day events (email denver.mercslam@gmail.com to pitch an event)

Haiku deathmatch @ 3 pm (Civic Center Park)

Finals @ 8 pm (venue TBD)


7/1 – Breakfast for poets/coaches @ breakfast o’clock (official time TBD)

Slaughterhouse Slam @ 7:30 PM (Mercury Cafe Jungle Room, $5 cover waived for poets with 40 oz poet pass)


Registration Information

$150 per team (PSI registered or Pick-up teams welcome)

10 team maximum. First come first serve.

Register here




Slaughterhouse Slam

The Slaughterhouse Slam is hosted annually by the Denver Merc Slam team and is an indie competition. There is a $10 buy in, winner takes all. There is no limit on how many poets can slam in the first round, but the second round will cut to four poets no matter what. Pre-registration is available for any poets from out of town via email to denver.mercslam@gmail.com with your name and your city and confirmation that you will attend.



$500 first place

$200 second place

$100 third place