Cantab Feature for Wednesday, January 2, 2013: Jon Sands

Jon Sands is a Brooklyn based author known for electrifying readings. He wrote The New Clean, released in 2011 from Write Bloody Publishing, and starred in the award winning 2011 web-series “Verse: A Murder Mystery” from Rattapallax Films. He is Director of Poetry Education at the Positive Health Project (a syringe exchange center located in Midtown Manhattan), an adjunct with the City University of New York, and a Youth Mentor with Urban Word-NYC. He’s represented New York City multiple times at the National Poetry Slam, and is a member of the groundbreaking performance poetry tours, “The Whirlwind Company” and “The SpillJoy Ensemble.” He tours extensively, both nationally and internationally, and makes better tuna salad than anyone you know.

Jon Sands performing “EPITHALAMION,” a love poem for Ben and Wendell on their wedding day. (Shot and edited by Danny Corey.)

In addition to his feature, Jon will also present an early-bird workshop at the Cantab before doors open for the show.

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. The Last Chance Slam, an open 8-person poetry slam to determine the last qualifier for the 2013 Team Selection Slams, will close the evening. The show is 18+ (ID required) and the cover charge is $3.