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Cantab Feature for Wednesday, November 1, 2017: The All Souls’ Slam

Some people already can’t think of anything scarier than a night at a poetry show. Why not celebrate All Souls’ Day with the world-famous Boston Poetry Slam at the Cantab Lounge? To honor the holiday, the Cantab will host a real fright fest: a dozen-odd (and we do mean odd) dead poets will present their work in honor of the season. The deceased will haunt a team-based poetry slam where members of the audience judge who is really the best of all time— at least for this year’s Halloween, All Saints’ Day, and All Souls’ season.

The show is currently accepting applicants for the slam: to apply, you must be prepared to perform a cover poem of a deceased poet, memorized if possible, in costume if you like, and be scored in an utterly irrelevant way by judges in the audience. To apply, you may reach out to the most haunted of our co-hosts, Cassandra de Alba, who will function as producer for this slam.

Those coming to listen in are also encouraged to dress as their favorite departed poet, and the night will kick off with an open mic: bring your own dead poet if you dare!

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 invitational slam begins at approximately 10:00. The show is 18+ (ID required) and the cover charge is $3.