The summer of slam gets a kick-in-the-pants preview with the first of three Nationals-style 4×4 matches– meaning four teams in four rounds, the ultimate balanced format for a poetry battle of strategy, emotion, and wits, and a precise parallel to the competition our local teams will face at the National Poetry Slam. This slam will pit four local Nationals-bound teams against one another, including your home team.
Our field on this night will include:
- The reigning Grudge Match Champions of the region, Boston’s House Slam;
- The up-and-coming powerhouses from the west, Northampton Poetry Slam;
- The south-side sleeper slammers of the Providence Poetry Slam;
- And your own beloved home team!
This show will have a slightly shortened open mic and will sell out quickly, people, so we advise arriving for door time at 7:15 if you want to get in to catch the show… Otherwise, you’ll have to come back on June 21 or July 12 for the next 4x4s we’ve booked for the summer. Cover charge is $5 to help raise funds for our team to travel to Nationals in Denver this August!
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 slam begins at approximately 10:00. The show is 18+ (ID required) and the cover charge is $5.