RIP Zaccheus Jackson

On August 27th the spoken word poetry community was dealt a crushing blow with the news that 36-year-old Zaccheus Jackson, a Vancouver poet & educator, had died in a tragic accident while on tour in Ontario. Zaccheus had an unparalleled style and stage presence, and we rarely saw him without a smile. He was quick … read more

Nuit Blanche 2014

Nuit Blanche 2014 was a huge success! We had a ton of new (to us) performers hit the mic on our street stage, and we had an enthusiastic curb crowd showing the love all night long! Check out some pictures:

New Sign Up!

In the past we have had performers sign up on their way in the door, with a limit of 15 sign up┬áspots for slammers & 3 for open mic. Over the last year we have gotten busier, both in our audience and poet numbers, and we have realized a few issues with this system: it … read more

2014 Indies Slam

Congrats to Inali Barger for repping London Poetry Slam well at the 2014 Canadian Individual Poetry Slam in Vancouver BC! Inali placed 16th of 40 poets, narrowly missing the Finals stage. Learn more about the Indies festival here!

Welcome to Our New Website!

Welcome to the new (old) home of the London Poetry Slam! We’re happy to have a redesigned and updated website for all your London poetry slam needs! Search around and find some of the same content you’ve seen before, like Upcoming Events, Slam Videos, and Current Standings, and check out new content such as LPS … read more