Cantab Recap For Wednesday, January 25th, 2023

It was another jam-packed January night at the Cantab Lounge, as an eager-eared crowd took in another full open mic with lots of memorable moments! Poem topics included being a hotline operator, changing your name back to what it previously was, and the metaphors found in an elaborate terms-of-service agreement. Honorable mention goes to Oliver, who may have had the best poem title of the night, with “On a Second Date I Invent a Fake Childhood Injury to Unclear Ends.” As the open mic wound down, four poets took part in one of the wildest haiku slams we’ve had so far! Aparna barely edged out Siraj in the final round to take the win, but a great time was had by all.

The open slam was no slouch either, with the final coming down to veteran slammer Zeke Russell and open-mic favorite PK Jade. Zeke emerged victorious by performing a brand new poem about miracles, and both he and PK will be qualified for our future team selection final.

Next week, local poet powerhouse Mariama Savage will be giving us a full 30-minute feature! Hope to see you there!

– MFG🚪(filling in for Amy)

Upcoming features!

February 1st, 2023 – Mariama Savage
Boston-bred poet and Brave New Voices vet Mariama Savage will feature for us!

February 8th, 2023 – Dominique “Mo” Durden
Emerging poet/artist/activist and author of the recent chapbook “Birdsong”

Further down the road:

2/15Valentine’s Day feat. Dirty Haiku Slam (More details to come!)
2/22 – Chen Chen
3/1Open Poetry Slam
3/8Ricky Orng
3/15Jarvis Subia
3/22Catherine Weiss
3/29Gabriel Ramirez
4/05Karen Garrabrant
4/12Patrick Roche

All shows take place at the Cantab Lounge, 738 Massachusetts Ave. in Cambridge, with one flight of stairs to access the basement room (click for directions and accessibility information). 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 21+ (ID/Proof of Vaccination required) and the cover charge is $3.