The National Poetry Slam heads to Oakland, California, this August, and we want our New England teams to be ready to rumble! That means we’re making our own NPS-preview action right here on the east coast! Tonight, we’ll be featuring FIVE teams from New England in a semi-final format: that means five teams will go for four rounds, one of the riskiest, most whiplash-inducing slams the competition has to offer. If you’re wondering what slam looks like at its highest level, strap in and hold onto your whiskey, because this is it.
This second of two summertime 5x4s will pit the following Nationals-bound teams against one another:
- The House Slam, Boston’s newest slam team
- Slam Free Or Die from Manchester, New Hampshire
- Seven Hills Slam from Worcester
- Northampton Poetry Slam from Western Mass
- 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. 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.