With the National Poetry Slam just a few months away, it’s time to kick off our summer of slam! This year’s inaugural event will be a Nationals-style 4×4 match– meaning four teams in four rounds, the ultimate balanced format for a poetry battle of strategy, emotion, and wits. If you’re wondering what slam looks like at its highest level, this is it.
This first of THREE summertime 4x4s will pit four Nationals-bound teams against one another, including:
- The reigning National Champions of Boston’s House Slam;
- The hungry westerners of the Northampton Poetry Slam;
- The powerful vets from NYC’s newest Union Square Slam;
- And your own beloved powerhouse home 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 6 or July 20 for your next chance to see a 4×4 slam. Cover charge is $5 to help raise funds for our team to travel to Nationals in Decatur 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.