This last week of May marks the second and final night of the annual World Qualifier: the final four poems (of a six-poem series) to select the Boston Poetry Slam’s sole representative to the 2014 Individual World Poetry Slam! This year’s IWPS will take place in Phoenix, Arizona on October 9-11, and our World Qualifier slam winner will be entered into the event.
This winner-take-all competition will feature the top eight finishers from the May 7 World Qualifier Speed Slam. A four-round night, including one limit-breaking 4-minute round, will culminate in a head-to-head finals to determine who will represent the BPS in AZ!
Our roster for the show is confirmed and complete. The order of the first round will be as follows:
1. Allison Truj
2. Zeke Russell
3. Mckendy Fils-Aimé
4. Princess Chan
5. Bobby Crawford
6. Janae Johnson
7. Meaghan Ford
8. Sean Patrick Mulroy
Sacrifice poems will be presented by Nora Meiners and Marshall Gillson.
For more details, you can also check out the full rules and format for the World Qualifier Series.
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. An slightly shortened open mic begins at 8:00 and the slam begins at approximately 10:00. The show is 18+ (ID required) and the cover charge is $5; proceeds will go toward funding the World Qualifier winner’s trip to IWPS in Phoenix, Arizona this October.