The Slam Poetry Challenge

Last month, Figment asked its members to submit audio or video of themselves reading or reciting poetry. The results were incredible. We got love poems and break-up poems, comedies and heart-breakers. We’ve included some of the other entries below, because so many deserve to be heard. Enjoy!

We’d love to hear your feedback on these pieces in comments, and be sure to visit & follow these poets on Figment.

Winner: Nick McLellan

Runner-up: Taylor Chadwick

Other Entrants:

Luke Barragan

Jacob Oet

Anna Redekop


The five random entrants who win a tote bag are: Anna Dunlap, Anna Redekop, Charlotte, Julia, and Luke Barragan. Please email with your mailing address!

Many, many thanks to those of you who entered our Slam Poetry Challenge.

4 thoughts on “The Slam Poetry Challenge

  1. I just wanted you to know, Taylor, that someone was touched by your poem 🙂 I listened to the whole thing, and it was beautiful. I’m not even going to try to explain it further than that, I just want you to know that I love it. Amazing job!

  2. hey everyone! I just want to say thank you to everyone who listened, commented etc..
    I never expected to get runner up, I kid you not-I screamed when I found out.
    Your responses are all so kind, I really cannot thank you enough.

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