Janae Johnson (she/her) is a Black Queer poet, Curator and Teaching Artist. She is the 2015 Women of the World Poetry Champion as well as the 2015 National Poetry Slam Champion. Janae is also the co-Founder of The Root Slam poetry venue in Oakland, Calif., and The House Slam poetry venue in Boston, Mass.
Her poetry has appeared in outlets such as ESPN, Button Poetry, and PBS Newshour. Janae currently resides in Berkeley, Calif. and she works as the Associate Director of Programs at Youth Speaks. Holla at Janae if you wish to discuss Stevie Wonder, MasterChef episodes, or Black musicals.
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. The show is 18+ (ID required) and the cover charge is $3.