​ONLINE REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. You can still register at the event at Florence Event Center,tomorrow evening,

May 24. Doors open at 6 pm


  • Open to all poets
  • Must be an original poem
  • 3 Minute time limit (points deducted if you go over time)
  • Limit of 20 poets (sign up early to ensure your spot!)
  • Individuals only, no teams
  • Be prepared with a second (different) poem in case of a tie
  • Contestants are judged on both poem context and presentation
  • Prior to the event, there will be a random drawing to determine the order of performance
  • $15 registration fee - Click on the registration button to register and pay online, or print the registration form and 1) bring to FRAA (120 Maple Street, Florence) or 2) mail to FRAA (PO Box 305, Florence 97439)
  • You may bring your books to sell, but you are responsible for your inventory and for taking payments
  • Limit of 20 poets. If you sign up after the limit is reached, you will be placed on a waiting list in case of cancellations
  • If you did sign up and decide to not participate, please let us know so we can remove you from the list and add someone who is on the waiting list.


  • 1st: $250 
  • 2nd: $100
  • 3rd: $50 

Poetry Slam/Contest Rules & REgistration