THE GRUDGE MATCH: House Slam vs. Boston Poetry Slam
Thursday, March 30, 2017
OBERON, 2 Arrow St. in Harvard Square, Cambridge
6:30pm doors, 7pm openers, 8pm-10pm poetry slam
18+, $12/advance or $15/door (click for tickets)
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Get ready for the biggest National Poetry Month event of 2017! The House Slam @ the Haley House Bakery Cafe and the Boston Poetry Slam @ the Cantab Lounge are proud to present the third annual GRUDGE MATCH POETRY SLAM between the two venues.
On Thursday, March 30, greater Boston’s oldest and freshest slam venues will face off against each other in a head-to-head poetry battle for big-city bragging rights. Poets from each team will use all the tricks of their trade— lyricism, comedy, political fury, and straight-up heartfelt personal narrative— to impress rowdy audience and all-star judges in the heart of Harvard Square!
The slam will be hosted by Emily Eastman and JR Mahung, with fabulous openers: comedian Wes Hazard, musical artist Artist: Black Venus, and hip-hop sensation Oomp Will! Our all-star no-holds-barred American-Idol-style judges will include notable poetry persons Alex Charalambides, Olivia Gatwood, and Jha D.
ANNOUNCING THE TEAMS FOR THIS YEAR’S MATCH:
* Simone Beaubien (BPS) vs. Porsha Rashidaat J. Olayiwola (HHS): (sacrifice round)
* Zeke Russell vs. Erich Haygun
* Rebecca Lynn vs. Jonathan Mendoza
* Evan Jymaal Cutts vs. Marshall Gripp Gillson
* Kye Noelle vs. Zenaida Peterson
* John Pinkham vs. Claudia Wilson
* Jess Rizkallah vs. Emmanuel Oppong-Yeboah
* Neiel Israel vs. Sam Rush
Tickets are $12 in advance/$15 at the door (see above for ticketing link). All proceeds will support the two slams’ trips to the 2017 National Poetry Slam in Denver, Colorado.