Cantab Feature for Wednesday, May 30, 2018: Evan Jymaal Cutts (spotlight from Bill Moran)

Evan Jymaal Cutts performs in the 2018 Boston Poetry Slam Team series. Photo by Marshall Goff.

Evan Jymaal Cutts performs in the 2018 Boston Poetry Slam Team series. Photo by Marshall Goff.

Evan Jymaal Cutts is a 23-year-old Boston native, poet, journalist, and writing workshop facilitator. Evan was a member of the Emerson College 2017 CUPSI Team and 2017 National Poetry Slam “Last Chance Slam” Team. He puts his faith in Black joy, his mother and father, and the power of imagination. His poetry navigates expressions of Blackness, Boston, narrative, and magic. His poetry is published in Broken Head Press, Apogee Journal, Voicemail Poems, Maps for Teeth, and The Merrimack Review.


Performance poet Bill Moran. Photo by Christopher Diaz.

Performance poet Bill Moran. Photo by Christopher Diaz.

Tonight’s show will also feature an open mic spotlight from touring poet Bill Moran. Bill Moran is a performance poet and a former EMT. He was the 2012 & 2013 Austin Poetry Slam Champion and has an MFA in Poetry from Louisiana State University. He has performed and taught throughout Europe, Australia, Southeast Asia, and the US. Bill is a teaching artist for Writers in the Schools in Houston, TX, and his solo debut book, Oh God Get Out Get Out, is now available through Write Bloody Publishing.

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. The Last Chance speed slam will follow. The show is 18+ (ID required) and the cover charge is $3.