Covid-19 Update

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

Out of an abundance of caution,we are temporarily pausing our PUBLIC shows at Coffee Underground. We look forward to returning to Coffee Underground as soon as community spread is no longer an issue.

Sunday Nights

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

Coffee Underground resumes when community spread is no longer an issue. Booking features resumes in 2022. Interested in featuring? Please be sure to include your slam team affiliations and slam accolades with your email of interest. We are a poetry slam focused venue, so we focus on featuring slam poets. witsendpoetrysc @gmail.com. Please attach a picture and copy your bio into the body of your email. We feature poets on the 2nd/3rd Sundays. PLEASE NOTE: WE BOOK AT LEAST 6 MONTHS IN ADVANCE. We can not book features until we receive a bio. DO NOT EMAIL ABOUT WEB OR OTHER SERVICES OR YOU WILL BE INVOICED A $15 FEE TO SUPPORT OUR CHARITY.

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 .

  • OneGVLARTS

    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.