Slam Nuba is a nationally recognized award winning organization that focuses on literacy, mentorship, and competitive performance based poetry. The mission of Slam Nuba is to promote the creation and performance of poetry, by cultivating literary activities and engaging community through the power of the written and spoken word.

Our Story

SlamNUBA is an award-winning performance poetry event based in Denver, Colorado. Originating in 2006 as a program of the Pan African Arts Society and certified by Poetry Slam Inc, SlamNUBA has become a collective of many of the nation’s finest poets, including Amy Everhart, the 2010 Individual World Poetry Slam Champion & Dominique Ashaheed, the 2012 Women of the World Poetry Slam Champion. Since its inception, SlamNUBA has performed on every semifinals stage at the National Poetry Slam (The Largest Poetry Gathering in the World). The squad has made finals stage three times, 2007, 2011, 2014. SlamNUBA placed fourth in 2007 and 2014.  In 2011, SlamNUBA won The National Poetry Slam Championship. Every single member of the SlamNUBA has appeared on at least one final stage in the trio of large competitions put on by PSI. SlamNUBA was inducted to the Denver Westword’s Mastermind Class of 2011. This award is given to creative people and groups who serve the Denver community with an invaluable service or product. The SlamNUBA collective presents a feature poet, open mic & slam event every last Friday of every month at The Crossroads Theater in the historic 5 Points district in Denver.