Cantab Feature for February 11, 2015: Erotic Poetry Night and Deadly Sins vs. Heavenly Virtues Slam

Is it hot in here, or is it just you? As tradition decrees, 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.

Erotic Poetry Sins vs. Virtues Slam 2015

Jade Sylvan and Sean Patrick Mulroy will captain the Sins and Virtues teams, respectively, for the 2015 Erotic Poetry Night Slam.

Moreover, this year’s erotic night feature will be our first ever Deadly Sins vs. Heavenly Virtues Slam! Using a format pioneered in our basement by Kevin Spak, we’ll pit seven GOOD poets (Charity, Diligence, Patience, Kindness, Humility, Temperance, and, of course, Chastity) against seven EVIL poets (Avarice, Sloth, Wrath, Envy, Pride, Gluttony, and Lust) in the ultimate battle of philosophy!

UPDATE: we are excited to announce our team rosters, captained by 2013 Boston Poetry Slam teammates and mortal enemies Sean Patrick Mulroy and Jade Sylvan!

VIRTUE has been recruited by Sean and will be glowingly represented by Porsha Olayiwola, Marshall Gillson, Mckendy Fils-Aimé, Sophia Holtz, Andrew Campana, Janae Johnson, and Chloé Cunha. The team of SIN is led by Jade and will include Princess Chan, Steve Subrizi, Krystin Hill, Nora Meiners, Delisile Godeffroy-Taylor, and Dawn Gabriel.

This is as real as Valentine’s Day gets, listeners, so pack up your date and your moral compass and prepare for a bawdy literary evening.

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 and the slam will commence after the 10:00 break. The show is 18+ (ID required) and the cover charge is $3.

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