Cantab Recap for Wednesday, May 8, 2019

What’s better than looking at the calendar and seeing you get five poetry Wednesdays in a single month? We’ve got it, and it’s definitely: getting a springtime double-barrel of features from the outgoing National slam team! This past week, 2018 NPS semi-finalist, CUPSI coach, podcast star, and Ploughshares production manager Allison Truj brought a brand-new chapbook, an intense and fun feature, and a series of bits, banter, and welcoming hilarity that sets a bar for features to come. If you missed it: we hope you had a good excuse, but you can ask Truj for a copy of her gorgeous chapbook, Fat Girl Feelings, the next time you catch her at the open mic.

This week: it’s coming! It’s really almost here! This Wednesday will mark the season’s most high-stakes slam: the eight-poet battle to see who will represent the Boston Poetry Slam on this year’s sweet-n-ultracompetitive slam team: Team Selection Finals! It’s a $5 night with a slightly shorter open mic, so come early if you want a seat and/or a chance to read, and don’t forget to bring your discerning yet unsuspecting friends along to volunteer as judges.