performance —about an hour in duration, depending on the
number of rounds—with 2 poets, an IPBA official who acts
as Bout Referee, and official Poetry Bout Regulations.
IPBA will stage the show at your venue. We will supply one or
two IPBA officials and will help you locate suitable poets for
will supply IPBA logos for your promotional use. We will collaborate
with you on the details of Poetry Bout staging, and train your
timekeeper. Our fee covers a rehearsal or run through.
You Agree To Do
organization will be responsible for honorarium(s) for the required
IPBA official(s), as well as for providing transportation and
lodging for said official(s). It is the responsibility of the
sponsoring organization to contract with poets and other participants,
and to collaborate with the IPBA to develop a name for the contest.
this is not a sanctioned Poetry Bout, no Title can be awarded,
but appropriate prizes may be given the winner(s).
will be responsible for all expenditures and must exercise due
diligence in promoting this IPBA Exhibition Poetry Bout.
You Are Interested . . .
Please contact us
for a copy of the Rate Sheet and Exhibition Bout Licensing Agreement.
Regulations for the Conduct of Poetry Bouts
History of Poetry Bouts
of Bout Poets