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Cantab Feature for Wednesday, July 19, 2017: Melissa Newman-Evans

Melissa Newman-Evans: poet, bartender, graphic designer, force of nature. Photo by Meaghan Ford.

Melissa Newman-Evans: poet, bartender, graphic designer, force of nature. Photo by Meaghan Ford.

You probably recognize Melissa Newman-Evans from Button Poetry or being the other horrible redhead behind the bar a few years back, but she is also a Pushcart Prize nominated poet. She was a member of the 2012 and 2014 Boston Poetry Slam teams, and a National Poetry Slam Finalist with the 2015 Denver Mercury Poetry Slam team. Her work has been published in Bodega, Muzzle, Radius, and FRiGG, among others, and she holds the title of Prettiness Engineer at Drunk in a Midnight Choir. She likes her lipstick red.

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.