Cantab Feature for Wednesday, April 3: Cambridge Poet Populist Reading

Seal for the Poet Populist of Cambridge.

Seal for the Poet Populist of Cambridge.

Some cities have an appointed Poet Laureate. But the People’s Republic of Cambridge, naturally, has a Poet Populist: that’s a poet nominated and elected by the people of the city. We are honored to host the final public reading for the Cambridge Arts Council’s Poet Populist nominees!

We’ll hear short sets from the two qualified nominees for the post: Tom Yuill and Lo Gallucio! Our very own nominee (too bad she doesn’t have a year of residency in Cambridge yet), Jade Sylvan, will host the show. Jade will also conduct an early-bird writing workshop before doors open (6pm sharp, $5 cover): You’ll Laugh! You’ll Cry! The Art of Funny-Sad.

To accommodate the program, our schedule tonight will be a little different from usual: the multi-poet feature will start at 9:30 p.m. and, thanks to the Cambridge Arts Council, our usual $3 cover will be just a suggested donation.

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 9:30. An open speed slam in the 8×8 series will follow. The show is 18+ (ID required) and the cover charge is $3.