Poet, performer, coach and educator Marty McConnell lives in Chicago, Illinois, and received her MFA from Sarah Lawrence College. Her second poetry collection, “when they say you can’t go home again, what they mean is you were never there,” won the 2017 Michael Waters Poetry Prize, and her work has recently appeared in Best American Poetry, Vinyl, Southern Humanities Review, Gulf Coast, and Mid-American Review. She is co-founder and editor of “underbelly,” an online magazine focused on the art and magic of poetry revision. Her first full-length collection, “wine for a shotgun,” was published by EM Press, and YesYes Books published her first non-fiction book, “Gathering Voices: Creating a Community-Based Poetry Workshop,” in 2018. She is a seven-time National Poetry Slam team member, the 2012 National Underground Poetry Individual Competition (NUPIC) Champion, and appeared twice on HBO’s “Def Poetry Jam.” Visit her at martyoutloud.com.
Tonight’s show is the final event in our Back to School series, offering an early-bird workshop every week in September before doors open for the open mic! Click here for more information on Marty McConnell’s Ode to the Odd, a generative workshop on exploring strangeness.
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 show is 18+ (ID required) and the cover charge is $3.