Check out some of the best up-and-coming talent in spoken word as they compete for the coveted title of Roundhouse Poetry Slam Champion 2016.

Poetry Slam is one of the major highlights of the Roundhouse calendar, bringing together emerging spoken word artists aged 16-25 to compete for the Colin and Helen David £500 Prize and the coveted title of Slam Champion.

The heats are an opportunity to catch the action from the very start and will feature performances by acclaimed poets.

The grand final will take place on Thursday 2 June 2016.

The Roundhouse Poetry Slam is generously supported by Colin and Helen David.

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The Last Word Festival 2016

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