all upcoming shows by the Boston Poetry Slam

Boston Poetry Slam official logo, by Gary Hoare. Cantab Feature for Wednesday, March 29, 2017: Team Selection FINALS
Final night of the Cantab’s famed Team Selection Slams! Revised schedule: 8:00 open mic, 8:45 first round, 9:30 intermission. Following intermission, RebeccaLynn will spotlight, then two more rounds will kick off around 10:00. The top five poets at the end of the night will comprise the 2017 Boston Poetry Slam Team. $5 cover tonight to raise funds for the team's travel to the National Poetry Slam in Denver this August.
OBERON in Harvard Square welcomes the Third Annual Grudge Match on March 30, 2017! The Boston Poetry Slam and the House Slam Present: THE GRUDGE MATCH, March 30, 2017
Special THURSDAY show at OBERON in Harvard Square! Poets from the Boston Poetry Slam take on opponents from the House Slam across the river, featuring a cast of all-star poets, special guests, and celebrity judges. Hosted by Emily Eastman and JR Mahung.
Pacific Northwest poet and Small Doggies author Robert Lashley. Cantab Feature for Wednesday, April 5, 2017: Robert Lashley
Pacific Northwest author Robert Lashley. Seventh open SPEED slam in the 8x8 series: 3-, 2-, and 1-minute rounds.
April Penn, Cantab local favorite. Photo by Gregory Jundanian. Cantab Feature for Wednesday, April 12, 2017: April Penn
Open mic favorite April Penn. Eighth and final open SPEED slam in the 8x8 series: 3-, 2-, and 1-minute rounds.
JR Mahung, Belizean-American-Chicago poet. Photo by pizza pi press. Cantab Feature for Wednesday, April 19, 2017: JR Mahung and the Champion of Champions Slam with Kylie Noelle
Reluctant local slam powerhouse JR Mahung. Plus: the Champion of Champions speed slam! Eight 8x8 speed slam winners return to challenge reigning champ Kylie Noelle for the venue's top slam title.
Jonathan Mendoza, Boston-based National Poetry Slam Champion and pizza pi author. Photo by Gregory Jundanian. Cantab Feature for Wednesday, April 26, 2017: Jonathan Mendoza
2015 National Poetry Slam Champion Jonathan Mendoza. Last Chance Speed Slam to enter into the World Qualifier.
BPS logo (square), by Gary Hoare. Cantab Feature for Wednesday, May 3, 2017: World Qualifier Speed Slam
First of two nights of the Boston Poetry Slam World Qualifier: past slam winners compete in two speed rounds (2- and 1-minute poems) to see who will advance to Finals. $5 cover tonight to raise funds to send the winner to the Individual World Poetry Slam.
Cantab Feature for Wednesday, May 10, 2017: Cecily Shuler Cantab Feature for Wednesday, May 10, 2017: Cecily Shuler
Union Square Slam curator Cecily Shuler. First open poetry slam in the new 8x8 series.
Jess Rizkallah, Lebanese-American poet and Maps For Teeth founder. Cantab Feature for Wednesday, May 17, 2017: Jess Rizkallah
Much-missed MFA candidate Jess Rizkallah returns from NYC. Second open poetry slam in the 8x8 series.
BPS logo (square), by Gary Hoare. Cantab Feature for Wednesday, May 24, 2017: World Qualifier Final
Final night of the Boston Poetry Slam World Qualifier: eight finalists from the May 3 Speed Slam fight for one coveted trip to the Individual World Poetry Slam. $5 cover tonight to raise funds to send the winner to the competition in Spokane, Wash.