Covid-19 Update

We are hosting monthly socially-distanced shows at the Radio Room once a month which offers an updated HVAC system. Radio Room has a 250 person capacity but we are keeping tickets limited to 65 going forward. Click here for tickets.

We returned to Coffee Underground on April 11th with capacity limited to 50. Please see our Facebook for up-to-date information.

Sunday Nights

Join us at the Radio Room on 11/21 and 12/19.

We return to Coffee Underground on April 11th. See Eventbrite current event dates. No events on major holidays.

We will not be holding an event on Mother's Day in 2021.

The Poetry Slam Team

Congratulations to the 2021 Upstate Slam Team: Say What with slammaster Black Phoenix, host Jenice Pleasant, Asma Olejuwon, Shay Black, and Mythman Mosely who competed virtually in the 2021 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. In 2021, Wits End Poetry finished 8th at Southern Fried.

Slams &Tournaments

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

  • Fresh Out the Oven Slam: August 2021 at Radio Room
    Poems performed must never have been performed in a slam (open mic okay).
  • Carolina Regional Poetry Slam: November 2021 at Radio Room
  • Say What Poetry Slam Open Slam: July 18th, October, December 2021 at Radio Room
  • Not Quite the New Year Slam: resumes December 2022
  • 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, May 23rd, 2021
  • Carolina Slam Tour, June 2022. (All events June 2022 will be at Coffee Underground)
  • Annual Haiku Slam, July 2022 at Coffee Underground
  • 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.(Website is currently undergoing an update)

  • 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 published 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.