Spokane Poetry Slam is competitive performance poetry at its Northwest finest! Every third Sunday, at the Scout Tavern, spoken-word warriors battle for Inland Empire supremacy and a $50 grand prize. Each poem is judged by five members of the audience and, after two rounds of poetry, whichever poet has the highest cumulative score is declared the winner. Each May, Spokane Poetry Slam will hold our finals, which will determine once and for all the top four Spokane poets of the year. These poets will be on the team that will represent the Lilac City at the National Poetry Slam, held each August.