Campus Involvement

UM Poetry Slam is University of Michigan’s premier poetry club dedicated to slam poetry. It is the only club to officially represent University of Michigan at the College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational (CUPSI). UM Slam hosts and organizes poetry slams throughout the academic year for University of Michigan students to perform and compete in. These slams lead poets to the final grand slam in January, or the slam that determines the CUPSI team (poets who represent U of M at CUPSI). UM Slam is NOT ONLY for competing CUPSI poets. It is for any and all U of M student poets that wish to join a community of poets, further their writing/performance skills or enjoy watching/attending poetry slams. For more general information about UM Poetry Slam, visit our Facebook page at or send us an email at

UM Slam Poetry Presents: The Crosstown Classic

Please join us on March 7th at 7pm in the Michigan Union Ballroom for a UM and EMU Slam Poetry collaboration to display both CUPSI teams as well as enjoy good vibes, poetry, and fun. Students will get to hear some of each team's competing CUPSI poets perform their newest work and possible CUPIS poems.