It seems like every year in slam is Mckendy Fils-Aimé’s year! This Manchester, New Hampshire poet began his career on the home slam team in 2008, jumped to the Worcester Poets’ Asylum in 2009, came back to trounce his old teammates and achieve the Manchester team again in 2010, then competed for back-to-back Boston Poetry Slam teams in 2011 and 2012. Wait, there’s more: in January of this year, he was also selected to represent the Boston Poetry Slam at the 2012 Individual World Poetry Slam in Fayetteville, Arkansas! Yup, he’s kind of a big deal: you can read a little more about him on our IWPS rep page for him.
This well-loved poet has a cavalcade of local performance credits, publications, and slam wins, but even more importantly, he shows an amazing range of ability; equally able to lay down an intimidating slam performance and gain a foothold in literary publications, this every-day-more-complete poet will perform an extended set for the venue he will represent the following week in Fayetteville. Please note that we’ll be charging a special cover charge of $5 to help fundraise for McKendy’s travel and lodging at the international event.
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. There is no open poetry slam tonight. The show is 18+ (ID required) and the cover charge is $5 tonight to help fundraise for McKendy’s trip to the Individual World Poetry Slam.