The National Poetry Slam is in Saint Paul this year. It's going to be big. The OFFICIAL SITE is now live, and you can also follow NPS on Twitter.
Aside from the tournament, there will be dozens of open mics, themed readings, workshops, panels and other events related to slam and spoken-word in general. If you volunteer (see site for details), you can get in to everything for free. Lots of updates and information coming soon.
And yeah, if you didn't know, I'm on the Saint Paul team again this year. We took first place at NPS last year (held in West Palm Beach), so we're both defending our title and competing on our home turf. It's going to be a wild week.