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Team Selection

The Boston Poetry Slam selected a team to represent the venue at The National Poetry Slam every year from 1991 to 2019. The process for selecting the slam team was known as the Team Selection Slams, and the rules and format were designed to select a group of dynamic performers with “deep pockets” and devotion to writing and craft.

Poets who earned top honors in an individual poetry slam were invited to try out for the team by competing in the preliminary rounds of the Team Selection Slams. The National Poetry Slam dissolved in 2020.