Send BuckSlam to the NorthBeast Poetry Tournament!

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Help us send these amazing poets to compete at a regional tournament in Boston this July!


raised by 27 people

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The BuckSlam Poetry Team at the Midwest Poetry Mash-Up in April 2024

Founded in 2023, BuckSlam MN is a collective of artists and organizers that facilitates regular poetry slams, readings, workshops, and performances in and around the Twin Cities. Over the past year, dozens of poets competed at our regular monthly slam, culminating in our Five Buck Finals in April. The top poets from finals joined forces to form the first ever BuckSlam Poetry Team. Now, we’re thrilled to celebrate and support these amazing poets throughout the summer: Anna, Dumo, Hawti, and Grand Slam Champion Muna!

The BuckSlam team quickly got together and started writing and practicing poetry. In April, we competed at the Midwest Poetry Mash-Up and had the amazing experience of meeting poets from all around the country (and world!) including several poets from New England. We made fast friends, and the New England poets invited BuckSlam to join them this July in Boston for their own regional tournament: The NorthBeast Poetry Slam.

The team doing their best album cover photo-shoot.
The BuckSlam poets have been working incredibly hard: meeting weekly, writing poems, and practicing in preparation to go to Boston, but we need YOUR help to get there. BuckSlam is a labor of love. These poets deserve an opportunity to represent BuckSlam and the Twin Cities on a national stage, but we’re asking for support from our community to raise funds to help them get there. All the money raised here will go to support our team: their travel expenses, lodging, and tournament registration (see budget outline below).

Anything you can give will be greatly appreciated and will go straight to this effort. Anna, Dumo, Hawti, and Muna are all spectacular poets, and to prove it, they’ll be contributing to a BuckSlam Team Chapbook that we will offer to anyone who donates $20 or more.*

$1550 - Travel to and from Boston for five (four poets + one coach)
$1200 - Lodging for 3 nights
$50 - Tournament registration
$200 - Fiscal Sponsorship Fees**
TOTAL: $3000

We need to raise this money by June 5th if we want to get decent rates on travel and lodging. Please help these amazing humans go and show those Massachusetts poets what we’re made of! Thank you thank you thank <3

*Chapbook will be available no later than August 31, 2024. If you want to receive a chapbook but also want to donate anonymously, you will need to contact BuckSlam separately so we can grab your contact info. You can email us at

**BuckSlam MN is a sponsored project of Springboard for the Arts, a nonprofit arts service organization. Contributions on behalf of BuckSlam may be made payable to Springboard for the Arts and are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.

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