Was school vacation just last week? Folks, this week we were back to school with an official CUPSI Warm-Up slam: Emerson College, Simmons College, Harvard University, and the Berklee College of Music mixed it up in a friendly 4×4 to get ready for college nationals in April. Emerson took the top scores in the bout at their home-venue-away-from-home, with Harvard University close behind; Berklee showcased some new work, including a harmonized group piece, to finish a respectable third, and Simmons earned the crowd favorite award for their very strong five-woman team. Looking forward to hearing about how all these teams fare at the big show!
This week: get ready for a HUGE Patricia Smith feature, poetry lovers. Not only is our very own co-founder and four-time national slam champion bringing a ridiculous all-star line-up with her (including Roger Bonair-Agard, Jan Beatty, and Angel Nafis)… She and her crew will also be doing TWO extended feature sets!
Our first open mic will begin at 8:00 as usual, followed by a 9:00 feature set. We’ll take a short break, then start with a second-half open mic around 10:00 with a second feature set to close the night. THIS SHOW WILL SELL OUT, so line up for our 7:15 door time, or take your chances hoping for room to open for you at the 9:45 intermission.