Poet, performer, and bartender Adam Stone has competed in, organized for, and heckled at more National Poetry Slams than some of the event’s biggest fans have been alive for. Having done and seen so much, for this year’s National Poetry Slam, Adam Stone is staying home in Cambridge, hunkered down in the questionable fallout shelter that is the Cantab Lounge.
With the summer of slam drawing to a close and all of New England’s slam team all-stars, coaches, and entourage out of town, Adam will be coming out from behind the bar to take the stage tonight. One of the most prolific and well-known performance poets in the NorthBEAST, Adam has promised to present a feature of his excellent poetry, prose, and in-between work… That is, unless he can convince some other old-school all-star poets who are also skipping out on Nationals to show up and produce a show with him. Or against him. Or at him. Or whatever: all he knows is that it won’t be a slam, but it will definitely be the ONLY poetry place to be if you aren’t trekking to Oakland to watch NPS this week.
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 poetry slam in the 8×8 series will follow. The show is 18+ (ID required) and the cover charge is $3.