To those who found yourself seated, standing, or leaning delicately on one another on the Cantab floor (totally clear of the fire exits, of course): our especial gratitude to each of you for coming to the show to send off our awesome fivesome for 2018. On Monday morning, Neiel Israel, John Pinkham, Meaghan Ford, Allison Truj, and Sara Mae will take to the skies toward Chicago, landing with a day to prep before the team’s first National Poetry Slam preliminary bout at 7:00 p.m. (CST) on Tuesday, repping all the good folks of the Boston Poetry Slam at the Cantab Lounge. We’ll do our best to update with results here (and on Facebook), but, in the meantime, your good vibes and good wishes for the team’s first bout against the Houston Poetry Slam, Houston VIP, and the Nuyorican Poets Cafe are much appreciated.
The team takes to the stage for the second round of bouts at NPS on Wednesday around 9:00 p.m. CST, which is almost exactly the time the Cantab will be welcoming Jayy Dodd back to the stage for a full feature set. Visiting on a short tour, this well-traveled poet will be in town to dazzle and shake our little basement. Plus, if you’re keen to get on the list of qualified poets for the 2019 Boston Poetry Slam Team, you can qualify by taking the top spot in the open poetry slam that night.