Nicole Shantè is a silent cacophony. The quiet one yo mama warned you about. Nicole’s work encompasses her experiences as a queer womyn of color on a continuous journey of healing. She hates wearing shoes, loves pancakes with crispy edges, and is still trying to figure out when a handshake is more appropriate than a hug. She is a cluster of Midwest accents and Southern hospitality, but is currently residing on the east coast where she teaches dance, poetry, and social justice.
Nicole is also a Poets House Emerging Poet Fellow and a contributing staff writer for Sula Collective, an online magazine for and by people of color. She released her debut collection of poetry “for the necks my hips have broken” in 2013 and is exclusively distributing her limited edition chapbook “The Layover” at live shows.
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.