Cantab Feature for Wednesday, May 15, 2019: Team Selection Finals

Breaking the national mold, but refusing to break with tradition, the Boston Poetry Slam is on the cusp of selecting a four-poet team to represent the venue for 2019. After fighting through Prelims and Semis in the last two months, already requiring four pieces in competition plus a brand new poem, you can expect the eight competitors qualified for tonight to bring competitive performance, tense strategic moves, and the most finely-polished work work of the slam season. The top four poets at the end of the evening will comprise the 2019 Boston Poetry Slam Team.

Competing poets from this night will be drawn from the April 24 Semi-Finals, which means the roster is TBA. Poets will each perform three poems, with a TOTAL time limit of 9 minutes.

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. A SHORTENED open mic begins at 8:00 and the slam begins at approximately 9:15. The show is 18+ (ID required) and the cover charge is $5.