Teeth Slam Poets, also known as “Teeth,” is the only slam poetry team at Yale. Teeth works to promote appreciation for the slam genre, encourage artistic expression, and foster new artists. The organization’s priority is to increase awareness of slam poetry at Yale. To this end, poets organize and perform in slams (poetry competitions) and showcases (non-competitive poetry shows) on campus. Teeth also hosts slams and workshops in the greater New Haven area, and Teeth’s traveling team competes in slams all over the country.