Cantab Feature for March 2, 2016: Janaka Stucky

Boston poet Janaka Stucky. Photo by Adrianne Mathiowetz.

Boston poet Janaka Stucky. Photo by Adrianne Mathiowetz.

Janaka Stucky is the author of The Truth Is We Are Perfect and the publisher of Black Ocean, as well as the annual poetry journal Handsome. He is also the author of two chapbooks: Your Name Is The Only Freedom and The World Will Deny It For You. His poems have appeared in such journals as Denver Quarterly, Fence and North American Review, and his articles have been published by The Huffington Post and The Poetry Foundation. He is a two-time National Haiku Champion and in 2010 he was voted “Boston’s Best Poet” in the Boston Phoenix.

Per Janaka’s request, proceeds from his show will be donated to a local organization. Together we have decided to donate to the Boston group of Black Lives Matter, a cause close to the hearts and lives of poets in the nationwide slam community.

Note that tonight’s open poetry slam is a speed slam 3-, 2-, and 1-minute rounds. Slam winners qualify for the 2016 World Qualifier.

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