Delhi Poetry Slam is a leading platform for budding poets to get recognized for their talent. We help our poets in becoming published, winning awards and performing at eminent venues.
For page poets, we accept submissions for Wingword Poetry Competition 2024. The prestigious competition encourages more people to write, granting 8,32,500 rupees in prizes to new poets.
In the year of 2024, we have many plans for our beloved poetry community of India. We will be selecting 30 manuscripts for publication during the year by emerging voices, giving them the opportunity to showcase their creativity.
We are India's largest poetry organization, founded by eminent editor and publicist Saumya Choudhury. Our office is located at Parliament Street, New Delhi (visits by appointment only).
Find out about our open opportunities below.
Wingword Poetry Prize 2024
Delhi Poetry Slam is the official sponsor of Wingword Poetry Prize, a platform that seeks to encourage emerging poets in India. The competition is held online on an annual basis, awarding a total sum of 8 Lakh Rupees in cash prizes to winners along with the opportunity to have their works published by us.
The first prize winner receives 50 thousand rupees and an opportunity to have their poetry book published by Delhi Poetry Slam.
The submissions for this year's Wingword Poetry Prize have begun on 1st February 2024.
A poetry book is an important first step in helping build your name and fanbase for your writing. It is a way for publishers to find the next big poetry talent. This is exactly the reason you should create one.
Explore how to get published by your favourite organization Delhi Poetry Slam. We will help you from start to finish create a book that fills your heart with pride.
Our Recent Events
Poetic License: Event Celebrating Freedom and Equality
Delhi Poetry Slam hosted a spoken word poetry event at American Centre New Delhi, celebrating independent voices on freedom and equality. The show featured a mix of Indian poets including Dyutima Kapoor, Parul Mahajan, Tushar Srivastava, Shalini Chhabra, Samaira Sood, Parimugdha Nanchahal, Rishika Kaushik and Mira Price, and American poets such as Timothy E.G. Bartel, Javon Rustin and Christia Madacsi Hoffman. The evening made the audience ponder over questions of representation in our society, first amendment rights, gender-based violence and living in harmony. This event was held in association with Kutumb Foundation as a part of the Josh-E-Umang festival.
Poetry Event for French Insitut Jaipur
City for All was a public art festival questioning the role of gender in our cities. Delhi Poetry Slam was invited to showcase dramatized readings on the issue of gender equality at Bikaner House. Our poets performed on stage, drawing attention to the limited access to public spaces for women and transgenders who often feel unsafe and threatened. With the aim to restore access and mobility for minority communities in public spaces, the event was a huge success in making the audience rethink what it means to create a gender-equal society. The show was held at the open air amphitheatre in Bikaner House.
Inauguration of Demartcracy Exhibition
Delhi Poetry Slam hosted a poetry event marking the inaugration of DemArtcracy exhibition at American Centre New Delhi. While emphasizing on socio-political rights of citizens and what personal freedom means, our poets performed thought-provoking works that resonated with the audience. We brough to light the dreams and aspirations of the youth for absolute freedom, alongside live painting demonstration by Pramod Jaiswal. The event was held in association with Kutumb Foundation.
What our Members Say About us
I attended the Delhi Poetry Slam Retreat and in just three days it gave me more joy than I have ever had in my lifetime. They gave me a safe platform, a wonderful audience, a patient mentor and above all, the confidence to speak up. I learnt not only about the intricacies of spoken word but also about how to live life as an artist. Highly recommended for beginners and young adults trying to figure out how to channel their art.
After travelling to many places, I finally ended up at Delhi Poetry Slam. I just felt myself heard and that a part of my story has been said aloud with people with such big hearts and open minds! There was warmth in every heart and I learnt not just about poetry but about the beauty of strangers. I have definitely become a richer person in thoughts and experiences, and I feel myself unburdened of my own chaos.
Delhi Poetry Slam is a brilliant nurturing environment to craft the inner poet in you. You can get inspired and mentored by their tutors, who'll take your poetry to the next level. It is a place where you won't be judged for your opinions or other unconventionalities, but for the heart in your content. If you've got poetry spewing out of you and need to amplify your voice, I recommend you to be part of this community.