Cantab Feature for Wednesday, February 21, 2018: Team Selection Semi-Finals

The Cantab’s Team Selection Slams are the venue’s biggest, wildest poetry slams of the year. This February, we continue our selection process with the second round of three, the Team Selection Semi-Finals. With two poems behind them and five to go, competing poets are likely to be reaching deep into their pockets on this particular night, or even trying out untested work in hope of saving some major ammunition for the upcoming three-poem Finals… Making Semi-Finals just possibly the most interesting night of the selection series.

Competing poets from this night have be drawn from Heat One and Heat Two of the Team Selection Preliminaries. Poets will each perform two poems, with the first round kicking off in this order:
1. Evan Cutts
2. Myles Taylor
3. Sara Mae
4. Meaghan Ford
5. Allison Truj
6. RebeccaLynn
7. Kieran Collier
8. Anna Binkovitz
9. John Pinkham
10. George Abraham
11. Neiel Israel
12. Brandon Melendez
sacrifices: Lip McDonald, Colin Killick

The top nine poets at the end of the night will advance to our March 21 Finals show; after that, the top five poets comprising the venue’s National Poetry Slam Team. The 2018 Boston Poetry Slam Team will travel to the National Poetry Slam in Chicago, Illinois.

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. A SHORTENED open mic begins at 8:00 and the slam begins at approximately 9:15. The show is 18+ (ID required) and the cover charge is $5; proceeds will go toward funding the team’s travel to the National Poetry Slam this August.