Cantab Slam for Wednesday, January 30, 2019: Joy Slam

The Boston Poetry Slam kicks off the 2019 slam season with a much-needed slam on the theme of Joy! Poets are asked to bring their most joy-focused poems to the stage in a celebration of warmth during these dark days of winter.

Slam format and cash prizes are contingent on the number of advance sign-ups, but folks may expect standard slam rules to apply. To sign up for the slam and get format updates, please email

Judges are also invited to offer their services in advance in return for free admission; please email No experience is necessary, or even desired.

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