Every August at the National Poetry Slam, a cadre of competing poets gathers at a secret location to hold a head-to-head, no-holds-barred, crowd-response-only poetry slam. We won’t say exactly what we know about the National Underground Poetry Individual Competition when it comes to Boston this year, but we can give you an idea what a slam judged by a basement full of poets sounds like… This year, we’ll invite eight poets from around the NorthBEAST to compete in our very own NUPIC-style head-to-head event, sanctioned by founder Harlym125 himself, who’ll be on hand to resolve any troublesome ties. The winner gets a paid spot in the official NUPIC!
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 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.