Cantab Recap For Wednesday, February 21th, 2024

Happy Cantab Wednesday everyone! We are back at it again with a packed room (sold out 20 minutes before we even started!) and some great talent on the open mic. Kaitie Dilán really tested our endurance with an incredible FitnessGram PACER Test-inspired poem, Arielle (congrats on your engagement!) did her twist on a love poem (of course, written at the bar), and new regular Lys Maguire hit us with a banger and clarified how she was “Alicia with no Keys.” We also had a sizeable handful of first timers, such as Ruby and The Daft Hatter. 

The ✏️Line of the Wednesday✏️ goes to Eddy Martinez, with “Cuddling is harder than it looks. In fact, everything is difficult.

After our astounding open mic and smoking section, we got to hear from our feature, Hailey Tran! Hailey’s work was cutting, and it led you to the thesis of her poem like a hand guiding you through a dark forest. She touched upon her namesake, sibling relationships, and being the oldest child. This former Youth Poetry Slam champion really took our breath away! Check out her full feature on our Instagram.

This week! Get ready for a night packed with nerves, highwire performances, whiteboards, and of course, poetry, because we have reached PRELIMINARY #1 for our Boston Poetry Slam Team Selection Series! Come see the following competitors compete in a 2-round slam for a chance to advance to the finals on 3/27!

  • SAC: Youssef
  • Sara Hill
  • Kaitie Dilán
  • Eddy Martinez
  • Brynna Boyd
  • Kelsey Kessler
  • Katya Zinn
  • Logan Lopez
  • Kris Cho

Come support your friends and if you don’t know anyone in the slam, volunteer to judge!

See you then!

– Amy ✈️

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