The judges score from a 1, which is a horrible poem, to a 10, which is the best thing they've ever heard. The high and low scores are dropped to give a poet their final score.The Individual World Poetry Slam involved 78 international competitors who met to compete for the world title among slam poets. After two days of preliminary bouts in which the poets compete in rounds with 1, 2, 3, and 4 minute time limits, the 12 highest placing poets competed in the finals held on Saturday, October 15. After three rounds of competition, Washington, D.C. poet Chris August took first place, with Jesse Parent taking second place.Parent has competed on Salt Lake City's poetry slam team at the 2007-2011 National Poetry Slams, a team competition put on yearly by Poetry Slam, Inc. In 2011, the Salt Lake team finished 8th out of 76 competing teams.Parent competes monthly at the Put Your Mouth Where the Word Is poetry slam held at Mo's Neighborhood Grill, 358 South West Temple in Salt Lake City, held every last Monday of the month at 8PM. Admission is $5.