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IWPS, the Individual World Poetry Slam, is a national competition put on by Poetry Slam, Inc. Competitors from all around North America convene at a central location for a week of fierce poetry battles, and in the end a single poet is crowned the IWPS champion.

Rain City sponsors a single poet every year for IWPS, and that poet is chosen through a series of qualifying tournament slams.

Check out our Event Format page for more information about how to become our IWPS Representative!

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Past Winners

2017 – Darryl Foto
2016 – Michael Alden
2015 – Maya Hersh
2014 – Maya Hersh
2013 – Raven Taylor