The National Poetry Slam is headed to Oakland, California, this August… But that doesn’t mean we can’t get our own Nationals action here on the east coast! Tonight, we’ll be featuring FIVE teams from the northeast in a massive poetry brawl using the Nationals semi-final format. That means five teams will go for four rounds, one of the riskiest, most whiplash-inducing formats in the book. If you’re wondering what slam looks like at its highest level, this is it, folks.
This first of two summertime 5x4s will pit the following Nationals-bound teams against one another:
- Urbana Poetry Slam from New York City
- The Providence Poetry Slam from Rhode Island
- Port Veritas from Portland, Maine
- The Lizard Lounge Poetry Jam from Cambridge
- Your home team, the 2015 Boston Poetry Slam team
This show will have a slightly shortened open mic and will sell out in exactly two hot seconds, people, so we advise arriving for door time at 7:15 if you want to get in to catch the show… Otherwise you’ll be waiting until July 15 to catch the other 5×4 we’ve booked this summer. Cover charge is $5 to help raise funds for our team to travel to Nationals in Oakland this August!
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 slam begins at approximately 10:00. The show is 18+ (ID required) and the cover charge is $5.