The Cantab’s Team Selection Slams are the venue’s biggest, wildest poetry slams of the year. The venue’s late-winter selection is one of the earliest in the country, which gives them extra time to prepare for this year’s National Poetry Slam in Chicago this August.
The roster for this year’s three-round slam has been finalized, and the first round will proceed in this order:
1. Myles Taylor
2. Sara Mae
3. Meaghan Ford
4. George Abraham
5. John Pinkham
7. Allison Truj
8. Neiel Israel
9. Brandon Melendez
sacrifice poems: Evan Cutts, Kieran Collier
After three previous slams in the last two months, already requiring four pieces in competition plus a brand new poem, you can expect competitive performance, tense strategic moves, and the most finely-polished work work of the slam season. The top five poets at the end of the evening will comprise the 2018 Boston Poetry Slam Team.
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. A SHORTENED open mic begins at 8:00 and the first round of the slam begins around 9:30. The show is 18+ (ID required) and the cover charge is $5; proceeds will go toward funding the team’s trip to the National Poetry Slam this August.