Cantab Feature for February 12, 2014: Erotic Poetry Night and Box of Doom

Is it hot in here, or is it just you? As tradition decrees, on the Wednesday closest to Valentine’s marks our wildly popular annual Erotic Poetry Night. We’ll present the best (and worst) of the erotic (and neurotic) all night long; open mic readers are strongly encouraged to bring original erotic poems, poems about sex, or poems about naughtiness in general.

Box of Doom Poetry Slam. Logo by Gary Hoare.

Box of Doom Poetry Slam. Logo by Gary Hoare.

The centerpiece of our night will be the Erotic Box of Doom Slam, produced by bartender Adam Stone! According to Adam, the Box of Doom is an ancient tradition, wherein star-crossed lovers would exchange the worst presents possible in order to passive-aggressively break up in time for Valentine’s Day. Adam will be filling the Cantab’s Box with the very worst erotic work that poetry has to offer: slammers will draw these terrible poems at random and have three minutes to prepare their finest, most over-the-top erotic performance. Good luck!

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 erotic-themed open mic begins at 8:00. The show is 18+ (ID required) and the cover charge is $3.