Slam master T Poe will emcee a spoken word competition at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, at Northwest Pizza and Pasta Company, 1585 Siskiyou Blvd. The slam is a three-round poetry performance competition, where judges are chosen at random from the audience. The cost to perform is $3. Proceeds, along with gift certificates from Northwest Pizza and other businesses, will be awarded to the top four winners.