from the feature performance can be augmented with premium pricing
for ring-side seating, box seats with catered meals, pre-shows
(the “undercard”), DVD sales, etc.
crowd pleaser makes an excellent fundraiser and lends itself
to being part of an annual event or festival.
IPBA will stage the show at your venue. We will supply up to
two IPBA officials and will help you locate suitable poets for
the performance, including those from our stable of sanctioned
Poetry Bout veterans (list attached).
will supply IPBA logos for your promotional use. We will supply
the stage set, bell and other details of Poetry Bout staging.
We will train your ring girl, timekeeper, judges and any other
officials. We will provide you with a stage diagram and a list
of technical requirements. Our fee covers a rehearsal or run
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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).
will collaborate with the IPBA to select the first, defending
or acclaimed champion, who must be a experienced professional
poet. 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 Title.
are encouraged to provide an official prize for the winner.
Some options for the prize are a trophy, a belt or even a cash
will be responsible for all expenditures and are expected to
exercise due diligence in promoting this IPBA Sanctioned Poetry
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You Are Interested . . .
Please contact us
for a copy of the Rate Sheet and Sanctioned Bout Licensing Agreement.
Regulations for the Conduct of Poetry Bouts
History of Poetry Bouts
of Bout Poets