BlackBerry Peach Spoken Word Events & Contests

The National Federation of State Poetry Societies (NFSPS) began BlackBerry Peach with the intent of recognizing and celebrating performance poetry. BlackBerry Peach has officially combined with the NFSPS Annual Convention to further the effort to bring page and stage poets closer and to learn from one another.



Learn more about each of our BlackBerry Peach contests and events: Spoken & Heard Contest, National Poetry Slam, Youth Mini-Festival.



Meet the team

BlackBerry Peach Chair – Joe Cavanaugh

Tournament Director – Noir Jente

Co-Tournament Directors – Vivian Campbell, Kelsey Bigelow

Youth Mini-Festival Director – Caleb “The Negro Artist” Rainey