Cantab Feature for Wednesday, February 22, 2017: Hieu Minh Nguyen

Minneapolis poet Hieu Minh Nguyen.

Minneapolis poet Hieu Minh Nguyen.

Hieu Minh Nguyen is the author of This Way to the Sugar (Write Bloody Press, 2014) which was a finalist for both a Minnesota Book Awards and a Lambda Literary Awards. A queer Vietnamese American poet, Hieu is a Kundiman fellow and a poetry editor for Muzzle Magazine. A decorated slam poet, Hieu has performed and competed at national and international poetry slam festivals since the age of 16. His work has also appeared in the Southern Indiana Review, BuzzFeed READER, PBS NewsHour, Guernica, Ninth Letter, Devil’s Lake, Bat City Review, the Paris-American, and elsewhere. His second collection of poetry, Not Here, is forthcoming from Coffee House Press. Hieu is a nationally touring poet, performer, and teaching artist. He lives in Minneapolis.

Note that tonight’s open poetry slam will be a speed slam with 3-, 2-, and 1-minute rounds. Slam winners qualify for the 2017 World Qualifier.

This show in our weekly Wednesday series takes place at the Cantab Lounge, 738 Massachusetts Ave. in Cambridge. Doors for the show open at 7:15. The open mic begins at 8:00 and the feature performs at approximately 10:00. An open poetry slam in the 8×8 series will follow. The show is 18+ (ID required) and the cover charge is $3.