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Cantab Feature for Wednesday, April 12, 2017: April Penn

April Penn, Cantab local favorite. Photo by Gregory Jundanian.

April Penn, Cantab local favorite. Photo by Gregory Jundanian.

April Penn’s work explores daily life in Boston as a queer artist and member of a co-op for people with autoimmune disease. She writes about chronic pain, sexuality, gender, and the internet. She has poems published or forthcoming in The Deaf Poets Society, La Redactrice, The Fem, The Offing, Maps for Teeth, Provocateur, and Hoax Zine.

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.