2017 Tournament

Some quick links for Tournament information.  Click '+' to view.



Schedule of Events

Bout Draw

Team and Venue Bout Schedule.

Host Venues

The Kentucky Center
501 West Main Street Louisville, KY 40202
(502) 562-0100
Box Office: (502)584-7777 or
Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft
715 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202
(502) 589-0102
Mayor's Office of Louisville Metro
527 W Jefferson St # 600, Louisville, KY 40202
(502) 574-2003
Mayor: Greg Fischer
Lannan Memorial Park
Details from Google Maps
2375 Lannan Park Rd, Louisville, KY 40212
+1 502-456-8100

Hotel information

Host Hotel

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Louisville Downtown
800 West Market Street
Louisville, Kentucky 40202
United States
1 502 583 2552
group code: SFP

Additional Hotel reservation Information at gotolouisville.com

Welcome to Southern Fried Poetry

"The points are not the point, the point is the poetry."

- Allan Wolf, founder of Southern Fried Poetry Slam

About Southern Fried Poetry


The goal of the Southern Fried Poetry Slam is to provide an open stage for the diverse communities of the Southeast region and beyond. It fosters and supports a network of socially engaged poets dedicated to celebrating diversity and transformation through poetry slam, public performance, teaching artistry, and service. Read More


Social Media

Friends of Southern Fried Poetry

AO Sawyerr, Dennis Lemmermann, Lance Newman, Jabir Rasool, Giddy Perez, Walter Jennings, Inkera Oshun, Christopher Michael, Sania Thomas, Amir Safi, Adam Henze, Adrienne Nadeau, Asia Samson, Tawny Powell, Lester Howard, Dara Mathis, Consuelo Victorious, Tampa FL, Aaron Henze, Kane Smego, Bill Abbott, Kendal Turner, Souf Chase, Blu Bailey, Liz Prisley, BPhenomenal Bowanna Pharr, Carin Malone, Dorian Rogers, Benjamin Beelman, Salaam Shaheed, Chris Cook, Dasan Ahanu, George Yamazawa Jr., Jonathan Clark, Nikki McCray, Amin Dallal, Janella Sellars, Side Kick, Jahbu Ourinde, Josephus Thompson III, Kimberly Gaubault, Edwin Maldonado Jr., LIFE M

Thank You!