all upcoming shows by the Boston Poetry Slam

Boston Poetry Slam official logo, by Gary Hoare. Cantab Feature for Wednesday, January 24, 2018: Team Selection Preliminaries (First Heat)
The first of two grand poetry slams to begin narrowing the field for the 2018 Boston Poetry Slam Team; top six advance to semi-finals in February. $5 cover charge tonight to help send the team to the National Poetry Slam.
Cantab Feature for Wednesday, January 31, 2018: Team Selection Preliminaries (Second Heat) Cantab Feature for Wednesday, January 31, 2018: Team Selection Preliminaries (Second Heat)
The second prelim for the 2018 Boston Poetry Slam Team; different poets and different judges, but still only six will make it to semi-finals in February. $5 cover charge tonight to help send the team to the National Poetry Slam.
Columbus writer Hanif Abdurraqib. Photo by Andy Cenci. Cantab Feature for Wednesday, February 7, 2018: Hanif Abdurraqib
Poet and essayist Hanif Abdurraqib. First open SPEED slam in the new 8x8 series: 3-, 2-, and 1-minute rounds.
Ariana Brown, Academy of American Poets Prizewinner. Photo by Christopher Diaz. Cantab Feature for Wednesday, February 14, 2018: Ariana Brown and the NO ROMANCE Open Mic
San Antonio poet Ariana Brown, preceded by a NO ROMANCE OPEN MIC.
Boston Poetry Slam official logo, by Gary Hoare. Cantab Feature for Wednesday, February 21, 2018: Team Selection Semi-Finals
Top qualified poets slam two poems each to see who advances to Finals for the 2017 Boston Poetry Slam Team. $5 cover tonight to raise funds for the team's travel to the National Poetry Slam.
Albany area poet D. Colin. Photo by Robert Cooper. Cantab Feature for Wednesday, February 28, 2018: D. Colin
Capital City region poet D Colin. Second open SPEED slam in the 8x8 series: 3-, 2-, and 1-minute rounds.
ACUI College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational logo. Cantab Feature for Wednesday, March 7, 2018: CUPSI Warm-Up
CUPSI-bound collegiate teams to prepare for their upcoming national tournament.
C Bain, gender-liminal performer and Publishing Triangle finalist. Photo by Kyle Hislip. Cantab Feature for Wednesday, March 14, 2018: C. Bain
New York City poet C Bain. Third open SPEED slam in the 8x8 series: 3-, 2-, and 1-minute rounds.
Cantab Feature for Wednesday, March 21, 2018: Team Selection FINALS Cantab Feature for Wednesday, March 21, 2018: Team Selection FINALS
Final night of the Cantab’s famed Team Selection Slams! The top five poets at the end of the night will comprise the 2018 Boston Poetry Slam Team. $5 cover tonight to raise funds for the team's travel to the National Poetry Slam in Chicago this August.
Bobby Crawford takes the mic. Photo by Christopher Clauss. Cantab Feature for Wednesday, March 28, 2018: Bobby Crawford
Boston poet, Denver bartender Bobby Crawford. Fourth open SPEED slam in the 8x8 series: 3-, 2-, and 1-minute rounds.