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Cantab Feature for Wednesday, August 9, 2017: The 2017 Boston Poetry Slam Team

The 2017 Boston Poetry Slam Team is: Brandon Melendez, Zeke Russell, Mckendy Fils-Aimé, Neiel Israel, Em Taylor. Photo by Marshall Goff.

The 2017 Boston Poetry Slam Team is: Brandon Melendez, Zeke Russell, Mckendy Fils-Aimé, Neiel Israel, Em Taylor. Photo by Marshall Goff.

This night will mark the Cantab’s last show before the 2017 National Poetry Slam, when we send off the 2017 Boston Poetry Slam team to compete for a week in Denver, Colorado! Brandon Melendez, Zeke Russell, Mckendy Fils-Aimé, Neiel Israel, and Em Taylor will have an extended feature set to bring out their top hits, one-off group pieces, and tender farewells before taking a run at the mile-high championship. It’s five all-star poets in one show, so get your requests in well before you get in line at the door! The team will have plenty of product on hand to help fundraise for their trip to NPS.

To learn more about this year’s Boston Poetry Slam Team, click here. We’ll do our best to keep you updated here with the team’s upcoming bout schedule at the National Poetry Slam, and links to help you follow along: the bout draw will be announced in early July.

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 begins at approximately 10:00. The show is 18+ (ID required) and the cover charge is $5.