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Team Selection

The Boston Poetry Slam @ the Cantab Lounge has selected a team to represent the venue since 1991. The process for selecting the slam team is known as the Team Selection Slams, and the rules and format are designed to select a group of dynamic performers with “deep pockets” and devotion to writing and craft. Those reading in 2019 will wish to note that although a primary purpose of the annual team has historically been to compete at the PSI’s National Poetry Slam, there is no National slam scheduled for 2019. The 2019 team selection will instead award other diverse and extended honors to the winning poets. For more information on these honors, and what is expected of the team in return, click here.

Poets who have earned top honors in an individual (not team) poetry slam are invited to try out for the team by competing in the preliminary rounds of the Team Selection Slams; qualified poets will be listed here on the venue website and, whenever possible, contacted by the Slam Curator by email.