About Southern Fried Poetry Slam
Southern Fried Poetry Slam is an annual performing arts festival celebrating poetry, spoken word, and community outreach.
Born in 1993 from a sense of family, home cooked meals and good ol’ Southern food, Southern Fried Poetry shares the absolute best southern offerings — hospitality, comfort and tradition.
During the first week of June every year, a city in the Southeastern region of the United States plays host to one of the largest Spoken Word and Performance Poetry tournaments in the world and showcases some of the world’s most extraordinary writers, orators and artists whose talents will be on full display as they compete against 200+ poets for cash and prizes, and of course bragging rights to the South!
SoFried Knoxville, TN 2023 - June 7-10
The next Southern Fried Poetry Slam will be taking place in Knoxville, TN June 7th – 10th. Reserve your rooms today!
Registration for in-region teams opens on March 1st, out of region teams opens up on April 1st.
For more information, check out the Tournament Info and the Event Guide!
**The Event Guide is still being updated so check back periodically!**
Sign up for our 2022 Compliment Battle!
Join us December 30th for our 2022 Compliment Battle. This event will be held virtually, right here on southernfriedpoetryslam.com. Hang out with us as we head into the new year giving out compliments to one another! For more information on how to sign up and where to attend, click the button below.