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IPBA Exhibition Poetry Bout

The Show

A live 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.

What You Get

The IPBA will stage the show at your venue. We will supply one or two IPBA officials and will help you locate suitable poets for the performance.

We 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.

What You Agree To Do

Your 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.

As this is not a sanctioned Poetry Bout, no Title can be awarded, but appropriate prizes may be given the winner(s).

You will be responsible for all expenditures and must exercise due diligence in promoting this IPBA Exhibition Poetry Bout.

If You Are Interested . . .
Please contact us for a copy of the Rate Sheet and Exhibition Bout Licensing Agreement.


Want More Details?

Official Regulations for the Conduct of Poetry Bouts

Sanctioned Bout Information

Abbreviated History of Poetry Bouts

History of Bout Poets


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