Cantab Feature for Wednesday, September 26, 2018: Emily O’Neill

Emily O'Neill, author of "A Falling Knife Has No Handle." Photo by Jackie Downey.

Emily O’Neill, author of a falling knife has no handle. Photo by Jackie Downey.

Emily O’Neill teaches writing and tends bar in Boston, MA. Her second poetry collection, a falling knife has no handle, was named one of Publisher’s Weekly’s top ten most anticipated poetry titles of fall 2018. Her debut poetry collection, Pelican, was the inaugural winner of YesYes Books’ Pamet River Prize for women and genderqueer writers, as well as the winner of the 2016 Devil’s Kitchen Reading Series in Poetry. O’Neill is also the author of four chapbooks, most recently baby on bar from Ghost City Press. Her recent poems, stories, and essays have appeared in Cutbank, Gramma, Pinwheel, Redivider, Salt Hill, and Washington Square, among many others.

In addition to her feature set, Emily will also present an early-bird poetry writing workshop before the show. Details will be made available in late August in a separate event page.

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.