Cantab Feature for Wednesday, January 21, 2015: Jason Carney

Jason Carney, Dallas slam legend.

Jason Carney, Dallas slam legend.

Jason Carney, a poet, writer, and educator from Dallas, Texas, is a four-time National Poetry Slam Finalist, honored as a Legend of the Slam in 2007. He appeared on three seasons of the HBO television series Russell Simmons’ Def Poets. Jason has performed and lectured at some of our nation’s finest colleges and universities as well as high schools and juvenile detention centers from California to Maine. A graduate of Wilkes University MFA Program for Creative Writing, where he was an honored winner of the Etruscan Prize, the Bergman Foundation Scholarship, and the Norris Church-Mailer Scholarship. He is Co-founder and Artistic Director of the non-profit Young DFW Writers. His memoir, Starve the Vulture, will be released on Akashic/Kaylie Jones Books in January 2015 and has been optioned for film by Storefront Pictures.

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. The Last Chance Slam, the final open poetry slam to qualify for the 2015 Boston Poetry Slam Team, will follow. The show is 18+ (ID required) and the cover charge is $3.