Cantab Feature for Wednesday, May 24, 2017: World Qualifier Final

The Boston Poetry Slam will kick off our Summer of Slam just a little bit early with the second and final night of the annual World Qualifier to select the Boston Poetry Slam’s sole representative to the 2017 Individual World Poetry Slam! This year’s IWPS will take place in Spokane, Wash. from October 11-14, and our World Qualifier slam winner will be entered into the event.

Tonight’s winner-take-all competition features the top eight finishers from the May 3 World Qualifier Speed Slam. The first round tonight will feature the following poets:
1. Zeke Russell
2. Alex McDonald
3. RebeccaLynn
4. Meaghan Ford
5. Em Taylor
6. Allison Truj
7. Sara Mae
8. Brandon Melendez
Sacrifices: Ron Prudent, Austin Hendricks

The four-round night, including one limit-breaking 4-minute round, will culminate in a head-to-head finals to determine who will represent the BPS in the Pacific Northwest this fall. For more details, you can also check out the full rules and format for the World Qualifier Series.

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. An slightly shortened 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; proceeds will go toward funding the World Qualifier winner’s trip to IWPS this October.