ARTiculation at Arsht

Summer Slam Edition

Reserve Now


August 20, 2022 at 7:00 PM


Peacock Foundation Studio

Run Time

120 minutes

Parental Guide

All ages

Curated By Deborah Magdalena & Just John
Hosted by Ingrid B
DJ SheJ from 99 Jamz

Featured Poets
Marino Toussaint
Elaina The Poet
Arsimmer McCoy with Claudens Louis

Featured films from Avenues of Miami
Downtown by Just John
Everglades by Sherrika Mitchell

Join us for this free, not-to-be-missed evening of curated and competitive verbal expression and cheer on your favorite poet!

ARTiculation at Arsht, Summer Slam Edition, is a slam poetry event in which local, regional and national poets will perform their original work for a chance to win up to $1,000. Competing poets will be judged by members of the audience and three invited spoken word connoisseurs, including Octavia Yearwood and Darius Daughtry. Witness storytellers transform their words into performances that remind us of the integral role poetry and spoken word play in our culture.

Slam poetry is the competitive art of performance poetry. It emphasizes the writing and performance of poetry and encourages poets to focus on what they're saying and how they're saying it.

The call for poets is now closed.

Your sign up does not guarantee a slot. All poets and slam teams will be selected at random.

First-access passes expire 15 minutes prior to the performance. First-access passes must be obtained for every member of your party regardless of age. There is a limit of 4 passes per household. Guests will be let in on a first-come, first-served basis as seats become available.


Masks are welcome and encouraged; however, as of March 11, they are NOT REQUIRED for this production at the Arsht Center. We continue to maintain enhanced cleaning and air-filtration procedures for the well-being of all and encourage anyone feeling sick to stay home. Any policy changes will be sent directly to ticket holders and updated regularly at


First-access passes available now.

Online ticket sales are no longer available for this performance. Tickets may still be available in person at the box office or by calling 305.949.6722.