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Cantab Feature for Wednesday, February 8, 2017: Erotic Poetry Night Featuring Chloé Cunha and Love vs. Death

Flashback to EPN 2012: host Jamei Bauer has her erotic poetry listening face on. Photo by Marshall Goff.

Flashback to EPN 2012: host Jamei Bauer has her erotic poetry listening face on. Photo by Marshall Goff.

Is it hot in here, or is it just you? As tradition decrees, we make that joke every year for Erotic Poetry Night, and it never gets (c)old. This year, we present our wildly popular annual Erotic Poetry Night on the Wednesday before Valentine’s Day, as the sort of foreplay our emotionally bereft staff prefers to the seasonally-inappropriate flood of one-off love poems. We’ll present the best (and worst) of the erotic (and neurotic) all night long; open mic readers are strongly encouraged to bring original erotic poems, poems about sex, or poems about generalized naughtiness.

We are pleased to announce that our open will feature the intermittent haiku stylings of Chloé Cunha! Chloé’s series of clit-themed haiku has been warming the venue all this winter, and will act as a palate cleanser (or, uh, whatever) betwixt the erotic madnesses of the open mic.

AND, MORE FUN: the night’s headliner event will be an invite-only theme slam on the subject of Love vs. Death! Originally conceived by host Kevin Spak for Erotic Poetry Night in 2013, the slam will feature two teams representing the two classic Valentine’s Day themes, each slamming for immortal superiority. Our all-star roster is now official, so gird your loins (or, uh, whatever) and mark your little black books for this date.

TEAM LOVE VS. TEAM DEATH
John Pinkham vs. Dawn Gabriel
Zeke Russell vs. Ron Prudent
Nora Meiners vs. Brandon Melendez
jeff taylor vs. Scott P-S
Sara Mae vs. Jackie Perry
April Penn vs. Cassandra de Alba

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 erotic-themed open mic begins at 8:00 and the featured event will commence after the 10:00 break. The show is 18+ (ID required) and the cover charge is $3.