Cantab Feature for Wednesday, May 7, 2014: World Qualifier Speed Slam

Our nine-round speed slam series has only just drawn to a close… Which means it’s time to ramp up for the biggest speed slam of them all, the opening rounds of the World Qualifier! This two-night, six-poem series will select the Boston Poetry Slam’s sole representative to the 2014 Individual World Poetry Slam, taking place in Phoenix this October.

Night one of the World Qualifier is our annual grand speed slam: poets who have qualified in the last three 8×8 slam series will compete in a lightning-fast two-round slam using only 2- and 1-minute poems. That means lots of new work performed by your favorite slam winners from the past year! Top scorers move on to Finals at the end of the month.

The following qualified poets have confirmed that they will compete on Wednesday, May 7 (what a list!):

  • Bobby Crawford
  • Marshall Gillson
  • Meaghan Ford
  • Melissa Newman-Evans
  • Mckendy Fils-Aimé
  • Sophia Holtz
  • Ed Wilkinson
  • Kieran Collier
  • Janae Johnson
  • Nora Meiners
  • Allison Truj
  • Zanne Langlois
  • Sierra Lister
  • Chris Lee
  • Sean Patrick Mulroy
  • Omoizele Okoawo
  • Chloé Cunha
  • Zeke Russell
  • Princess Chan
  • Ellyn Touchette
  • Nathan Comstock
  • Emily Carroll
  • Dave McKenna
  • Sacrifice poems will be performed by Tom Slavin and Catherine Martin.

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 Phoenix, Arizona this October.

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