Cantab Feature for Wednesday, September 4: Jeremy Radin

Jeremy Radin: photograph taken at the old zoo location in Griffith Park.

Jeremy Radin: photograph taken at the old zoo location in Griffith Park.

Jeremy Radin is a poet and actor and eater of fancy cheeseburgers. He was born and raised in California’s San Fernando Valley, where he began performing in musicals at thirteen because he had a lot of energy and Ritalin wasn’t working. Since then, you may have seen him on It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, CSI, and many others. As a performance poet, he’s shared the stage with such dynamic talents as Derrick Brown and Mindy Nettifee (as co-host of The Lightbulb Mouth Radio Hour), Anis Mojgani, Beau Sia, Mike Mcgee, Jon Sands, and Amber Tamblyn.

It’s at the crossroads of these two art forms that he has crafted his unique style of performance. Raw, visceral, and experiential, blending honesty and surprising humor, his live readings charge crowds, change rooms, and help people discover a love of poetry they didn’t know was within them. His writing is starkly revealing, tackling personal issues such as loneliness, difficulties with food and body image, family, and being put on medication as a child, all handled with wondrous imagination, wit, and accessibility.

He’s performed poetry at venues throughout the United States and Canada for groups such as Write Bloody Publishing, PEN USA, The Verses Festival, etc. His first book, Slow Dance with Sasquatch (2012), is available from Write Bloody Publishing. He’s also taught poetry workshops at eating disorder treatment centers, group homes, and schools all around Los Angeles.

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 10:00. An open slam in the 8×8 series will follow. The show is 18+ (ID required) and the cover charge is $3.