UPDATE: Your winner at the end of National Poetry Day, with 42.5% of the vote, was James Bunting. Expect to see more from James on Huffington Post Culture soon...
For the past 12 months HuffPost Culture has been going to spoken word poetry nights and asking the best performers we see to come in and record an original piece for us.
Thankfully many have agreed, and as a result our spoken word section is full of recordings of poets from around the country doing their thing.
As it's National Poetry Day, we thought it'd be fun to round up a random five of these videos and conduct an 'online slam' in which you can not only enjoy the poems, but vote for your favourite at the bottom.
The winner will be crowned HuffPost Culture's Poetry Day Champion, a title that carries nothing in the way of reward beyond the warm glow of public approval and an invitation to come back in record a new poem.
So sit back, put your feet up and enjoy 10 minutes or so of brilliant poetry before casting your vote
ADAM KAMMERLING - WoofQuackMeowNeighMooOink
Adam is the 2012 Hammer and Tongue National Slam Poet Championship.
Read Adam's original article
DEANNA ROGERS - 22 Now
Deanna is the Farrago UK poetry slam champion
Read Deanna's original article
DAVID LEE MORGAN - Crazy Santas
David is a spoken word poet originally from America, and this was originally recorded for Christmas 2011
Read David's original article
SALLY JENKINSON - Lullaby
Sally runs Poetry Pulpit, an open-mic poetry night in Bristol.
Read Sally's original article