Cantab Feature for Wednesday, April 11, 2018: Linette Reeman

Jersey Shore Aries Linette Reeman. Photo by Christopher Diaz.

Jersey Shore Aries Linette Reeman. Photo by Christopher Diaz.

Linette Reeman (b. 1996; they/them pronouns) is an Aries from the Jersey Shore, so they’re not sure what you mean by “speed limit.” Their work focuses on the intersections of transgender identity, mental illness and its subsequent vices, escaping suburbia, and sexuality in context.

Linette is the final/reigning Loser Slam Grand Slam Champ (2016), a multiple Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net, and Bettering American Poetry nominee (2016 & 2017), hosted finals stage at the 2017 Texas Grand Slam, was a CUPSI semi-finalist representing Rowan University (2016), and previously held an executive board position for the Philadelphia Fuze Slam. Linette has toured extensively throughout the United States, performing at venues such as Busboys & Poets, Electric Truth, Write About Now, and the Bowery Poetry Club, and embarks on THE COMET TOUR with Canadian poet Kay Kassirer in January 2018. Linette has also designed the layout for a multitude of print-based projects, including the 2016 Women of the World Poetry Slam Festival Guide and Philadelphia-based poet Noor B. Jaber’s chapbook Sovereign Ancestrial. Linette’s work has been published or is forth-coming from journals like Public Pool, FreezeRay, Blueshift Journal, Crab Fat Magazine, The Penn Review, Juked, Tinderbox Journal, and most recently they won Sundog Lit’s inaugural collaboration contest with torrin a. greathouse.

Currently, Linette is sort-of completing a bachelor’s degree in history, but is mostly just trying to survive in small-town America.

Note that tonight’s open poetry slam is a speed slam with 3-, 2-, and 1-minute rounds. Slam winners qualify for the 2018 World Qualifier.

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 feature performs at approximately 10:00. An open speed slam in the 8×8 series will follow. The show is 18+ (ID required) and the cover charge is $3.