Return to the Boston Poetry Slam presents…

First Night

The Boston Poetry Slam was a part of Boston’s city-wide First Night celebration every New Year’s Eve from 1995 to 2014. The four-poet demonstration slams were notoriously packed wall-to-wall with audience and poem-to-poem with all-star slammers!

Unfortunately, transitions at First Night have left the show without poetry for the December 31, 2015 event. We hope to return to First Night again soon.

Past all-star line-ups have included:

  • Sophia Holtz
  • Zeke Russell
  • Nora Meiners
  • Sean Patrick Mulroy
  • Janae Johnson
  • Meaghan Ford
  • Marshall Gillson
  • Melissa Lozada-Oliva
  • Jha D.
  • Rudy Rudacious
  • Cole Rodriguez
  • Febo
  • Tru Kwene
  • D. Ruff
  • Erin Jackson
  • Ed Wilkinson
  • Michael Monroe
  • Trevor Liam Byrne-Smith
  • Marlon Carey
  • Adam Stone
  • Jamei Bauer
  • Yunus Quddus
  • Nathan Comstock
  • Cassandra de Alba
  • Melissa Newman-Evans
  • Jade Sylvan
  • Simone Beaubien