Cantab Feature for Wednesday, March 13: Team Selection Finals

The Cantab’s Team Selection Slams are the venue’s biggest, wildest poetry slams of the year. This March will mark the earliest that the venue has ever selected a team, which gives them extra time to prepare as the home team for this year’s National Poetry Slam in Boston.

FINALIST UPDATE: want to hear about how our finalists got here? You can check out the premiere episode of SlamCenter, a sports-style recap of our February 6 semi-finals. It’s hosted by Kevin Spak and Zeke Russell and features some of your favorite all-stars, and you can find the audio right here.

Announcing our finalists! The top nine poets from Semi-Finals on February 6 will be fighting it out tonight in three rounds, each of them looking for a top spot to achieve the NPS-bound 2013 Boston Poetry Slam Team. Appearing in this order in the first round:

1. Meaghan Ford
2. Sean Patrick Mulroy
3. Jade Sylvan
4. Adam Stone
5. Ed Wilkinson
6. Nora Meiners
7. Mckendy Fils-Aimé
8. Omoizele Okoawo
9. Melissa Newman-Evans
sacrifice poets: Marshall Gillson and April Ranger

After four previous rounds in the last two months, plus with a new poem requirement each of the poets must have fulfilled, you can expect hot competition, tense strategic moves, and the mostly finely-polished performance work of the slam season.

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. A SHORTENED open mic begins at 8:00 and the slam begins at approximately 9:00. The show is 18+ (ID required) and the cover charge is $5; proceeds will go toward funding the National Poetry Slam this August in Boston.