Cantab Feature for Wednesday, March 12, 2014: Zeke Russell

Zeke Russell, Mill City SlamMaster Emeritus.

Zeke Russell, Mill City SlamMaster Emeritus. Photo by Tom Dodson.

Ezekiel “Zeke” Russell grew up in an artists’ community in Central Maine, surrounded by poets and lumberjacks. Since then, he’s been a line cook, historian, and teacher, but he now lives in Boston and works in homeless advocacy. He is a host of SlamCenter and a producer of the Boston arm of the New Sh!t Show. He is also the outgoing SlamMaster for Lowell’s Mill City Slam, and a previous host of the venue’s Untitled Open Mic. Zeke has written three chapbooks and toured New England performing his poetry. He was a member of the 2011 Mill City National Poetry Slam team, as well as the venue’s Grand Slam Champion that year. He lives with his partner Emily and PJ the wonder pug, and he usually needs a haircut.

This show in our weekly Wednesday series takes place at the Cantab Lounge, 738 Massachusetts Ave. in Cambridge. Doors for the show open at 7:15. The open mic begins at 8:00 and the feature performs at approximately 10:00. An open speed slam in the 8×8 series will follow. The show is 18+ (ID required) and the cover charge is $3.