What a night! The cold definitely did not stop Cantabbers from coming in droves this past Wednesday. For the first time in a while, we sold out before the show even started! A packed room resulted in a very full open mic — a grand total of 34 people got a chance to read. We had some pretty heavy hitters and an impressive amount of bangers from regulars and newcomers alike. One new poet made a very convincing argument on why snakes are their symbol of hope (rather than butterflies), and my personal favorite was when the word “Pokegeddon” was uttered in a poem. After a stunning smoking section, the crowd watched in awe as the incredible Miss Savage performed her feature. Her poems touched on topics from family and ancestry to religious and culture dynamics, and we thank her for such a great set!
Next week: Come join us for another incredible feature — the multi-hyphenate Dominique “Mo” Durden — as she performs poems from her new chapbook “BIRDSONG: a collection of poems.” To get a glimpse of what she’s been up to, check out @momothepoet on social media. See you soon!
– Amy ✈️
P.S. We want to wish our relatively new host, Aparna, a very happy birthday, which was over the past week. Happy Birthday to your lovely self!
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.