Welcome back to another wacky Wednesday at the Cantab! In yet another sold-out show, the crowd watched a roller coaster of an open mic full of wonderful, weird, and wicked awesome poems. There were tales of love, loss, some songs, and a particularly environmentally-focused poem about turtle conservation. The night continued on to an especially fabulous smoking section featuring our wonderful staff and questioning if the chicken is measuring us, or if possibly something is measuring…the chicken?
Our feature, Dominique “Mo” Durden read many pieces from her chapbook, gifting the the audience with her passionate storytelling and lines that cut straight to the heart. You can find her on all social media at @momothepoet. Follow her and buy her merch!
Next week: In a Valentine’s Day special, we invite lovebirds and singles alike to join us in a themed Love vs. Death slam. Poets will compete head to head in an epic battle of romance and the fantastical versus macabre and the inevitable. Come to see which team, love or death, will win! And did we mention there will be an open dirty haiku slam at the end of the open mic? See you on Wednesday!
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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 begins at approximately 10:00. The show is 21+ (ID/Proof of Vaccination required) and the cover charge is $3.
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