SCHEDULE CHANGE! Cantab Feature for December 11, 2019: Evan J. Cutts

Our previously scheduled feature is not able to attend this week’s show: we will work to reschedule Noor Ibn Najam for a future date. In the meantime, we are proud to present Evan J. Cutts, who returns to the area on winter break from his MFA program in New Jersey.

Erstwhile-and-future open mic host Evan J. Cutts. Photo by Kelsey Lardiere.

Erstwhile-and-future open mic host Evan J. Cutts. Photo by Kelsey Lardiere.

Evan J. Cutts is a 25-year-old Boston-native, poet, writer, MFA Candidate, and Chancellor’s MFA Mentors Fellow at Rutgers University – Newark. Evan was a member of the Emerson College 2017 CUPSI Team and 2017 National Poetry Slam “Last Chance Slam” Team. His poetry navigates Blackness, locality, mythology, and magic. His poetry is published or forthcoming in Apogee Journal, Jabberwock Review, Juked, The Offing, Lumina Journal, Wildness, and others.

An open poetry slam is scheduled for the late-night portion of this show, following the feature. The slam will be speed slam format: eight open sign-ups will be available starting at door time, and poets will slam head-to-head in up to three rounds with time limits of 3, 2, and 1 minute. Winner and runner-up qualify for the 2020 Team Selection series. To volunteer to judge in exchange for free admission to the show, or to ask questions about the slam, email the slam curator at

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, with the poetry slam to follow. The show is 18+ (ID required) and the cover charge is $3.