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Cantab Feature for Wednesday, September 23, 2015: Princess Moon

Poet and teaching artist Princess Moon. (Photo by Paul Tran, edited by Jess X. Chen.)

Poet and teaching artist Princess Moon. (Photo by Paul Tran, edited by Jess X. Chen.)

Princess Moon is a second-generation Cambodian-American poet, teaching artist, and award-winning community organizer. She has graced the Finals stage at the 2011 Brave New Voices, as well as at the 2012 and 2013 Louder Than A Bomb Massachusetts. In 2014, she coached the winning team of the Louder Than A Bomb Massachusetts competition and received the Charmaine Santiago Galdon award for her tireless community building. Shortly thereafter, she took a hiatus to focus on new projects. Princess Moon ended her hiatus with the debut of her shadow theatre play Bedtime Stories at the much-anticipated BLASTFEST8 multimedia festival.

Princess’ most current work explores the lives of Cambodians during the 1960s-1980s: from the birth of swooning, psychedelic rock to the death of seven million singing souls caused by the infamous Khmer Rouge communist genocide. As the daughter of two Khmer Rouge genocide refugees, Princess Moon strives to educate others about the past and the present suffering state of Cambodia with stories of love, trauma, death, and survival.


Claudia Wilson, Ohio transplant and recent grad.

Claudia Wilson, Ohio transplant and recent grad.

Tonight’s show will also feature a spotlight from local south-of-the-river favorite Claudia Wilson. Claudia loves poetry, is from Cleveland/Columbus, Ohio, and recently graduated from Boston College where they studied Social Work. They love building community, listening to music, and watching Buffy The Vampire Slayer.

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. An open poetry slam in the 8×8 series will follow. The show is 18+ (ID required) and the cover charge is $3.