Covid-19 Update

We are hosting monthly socially-distanced shows at the Radio Room 3rd Sundays which offers an updated HVAC system and socially-distanced pod seating. Click here for tickets.

Out of caution,we are returning to Coffee Underground on April 11th with limited seating capacity. Please see our Facebook for up-to-date information.

Sunday Nights

Join us at the Radio Room the third Sunday of each month.

We return to Coffee Underground on April 11th.

The Poetry Slam Team

Congratulations to the 2020/2021 Upstate Slam Team: Say What with slammaster Black Phoenix, host Jenice Pleasant, Asma Olejuwon, Adam Bodnar, Mythman Mosely, and Eyore who participated virtualy in the 2020 Southern Fried Poetry Slam to represent our area in this south east regional poetry slam. Say What Greenville Slam Team is ranked 5th in the nation by the National Poetry Slam. The Greenville Slam Team won Southern Fried South East Regional Poetry Slam in 1998, and placed in the top four in 2015-2017.

Slams &Tournaments

Please see our blog for the latest slam information. Click here for the blog.

  • Fresh Out the Oven Slam: August
    Poems performed must never have been performed in a slam (open mic okay).
  • Carolina Regional Poetry Slam: September
  • Say What Poetry Slam Open Slam: October, November
  • Not Quite the New Year Slam: resumes December 2021
  • Martin Luther King Celebration, January 2021
  • Black History Month Slam, February 2021
  • Say What Poetry Slam Open Slam, resumes March 2022
  • Queen of the South Slam, April 2021
  • King of the South Slam, resumes May 2022
  • Carolina Slam Tour, June 2021
  • Annual Haiku Slam, July 2021
  • Annual Nerd Slam, TBD

Wit’s End Poetry Projects

We are more than just a non-profit organization .


    Social-equity arts projects sponsored by Wits End Poetry. Recently created 5 murals combining poetry and art.

  • Poetry Slam

    Ever wondered about the history and purpose of Poetry Slam? Check out this TedX Talk by our founder Kimberly Simms.

  • Carolina Poets Reading Series

    Join us every 2nd and 4th Thursday to enjoy three established poets.

  • Carolina Poets YouTube Channel

    Enjoy poetry from our archive of vintage footage as well as new poems from established and emerging poets.

Make A Change

We are proudly non-corporate non-compromised organization built to serve the literary arts community. We rely on public support to carry out our mission. Our board of directors and leadership is over 80% minority.