~~~~WELCOME ~~~~

Poets and lovers of poetry to The Literary Lounge. A community of poets from around the world sharing their voices in multi-media style Poetry Slams. Grab your beverage of choice and link a poem or simply sit back and enjoy the show.

Slam 1, 2, 3...*

The Way it Works

  • There are two categories to the contest- ……   Audio.......................….Video
  • There will be a winner from each category plus an overall winner.        
  • Each category has its own post for readings- 1) Audio  &  2) Video
  • Paste  the link or the address of an audio recording or embed a video of your reading in the correct  post's comments. Learn to record or how to post audio/video in our informational pages.            
  • the poetry slam will be open for 24hrs for posting then the comments will close but viewing will continue.
  • then the voting will open for 48 hours in it's own post. The people vote the winners. Don't forget to come back and vote for your favorite in each category.
  • We will announce the winner in the following Issue of The River.


Rules** Important for all that enter to read


  • Only one poem per poet can be entered in the contest either in audio or video.
  • the readings have to be the original work of the reader/Poet
  • readings must be posted following our guidelines found on the Linking Up page
  •  Please no links to blogs or websites. *
  • Be respectful 
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