It’s the end of our speed slam series, folks, and you know what that means… It’s time for the annual World Qualifier series, a two-night, six-poem series to select the Boston Poetry Slam’s sole representative to the 2013 Individual World Poetry Slam! This year’s IWPS will take place in Spokane, Washington from October 3-5, and our World Qualifier slam winner will be entered into the event.
The second and final night of the World Qualifier will feature the top eight poets from the May 1 World Qualifier Speed Slam. A four-round night, including one limit-breaking 4-minute round, will culminate in a head-to-head finals to determine who will represent the BPS!
The top eight poets from our May 1 speed slam have been invited to compete. Poets will be eliminated in each round, but here’s the order for the first round of eight poets:
1. Ed Wilkinson
2. Meaghan Ford
3. Zanne Langlois
4. Sophia Holtz
5. Michael Monroe
6. Bobby Crawford
7. Omoizele Okoawo
8. Sean Patrick Mulroy
sacrificial poets: Eddy Martinez, Janae Johnson
For more details, you can also check out the full rules and format for the World Qualifier Series.
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. An slightly shortened open mic begins at 8:00 and the slam begins at approximately 10:00. The show is 18+ (ID required) and the cover charge is $5; proceeds will go toward funding the World Qualifier winner’s trip to IWPS in Spokane, Washington this October.