Boston Poet Laureate Porsha Olayiwola.
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It’s been an exceptionally sweet January on the open mic, and this past week was a great highlight: lots of newcomers, lots of returnees, and a warm feeling of listening and being listened to all night. The night was headlined by writer and teacher Devin Kelly, a storyteller with a long-reaching arc of poetics and …
It’s Saturday at the National Poetry Slam, Cantabbers, and the NPS 2016 slam team is taking a much-deserved rest after a blisteringly hot bout semi-finals bout last night; the BPS took fifth to a strong field including Houston VIP, Bull City Slam, Brooklyn Slam, and the Finals-bound House Slam.
The team went into semis …
Special Sunday show at ONCE in Somerville! Poets from the Boston Poetry Slam take on opponents from the House Slam across the river, featuring a host of all-star poets, special guests, and celebrity judges. Hosted by Emily Eastman and featuring poet Muggs Fogarty, musician Brian McCarthy, and comedian Wes Hazard.
Official results from last night’s Team Selection Preliminaries are in, folks!
The top six poets have qualified to move on to Semi-Finals on February 17:
1. Bobby Crawford 58.1
2. JR Mahung 57.4
3. Neiel Israel 56.6
4. Simone Beaubien 56.2
5. Marshall Gillson 55.9
6. Joshua Elbaum 55.8
For those of you who were able to get tickets to our sold out Grudge Match show on Sunday: thank you, thank you, thank you! We packed the house with an awesome crowd (comic Wes Hazard said y’all were “dope,” btw) and were so proud to put on a show for you. All the proceeds …