D. Colin is a Capital City region poet and a member of the 2012 first ever Nitty Gritty Albany slam team, representing the venue at the Women of the World Poetry Slam in 2016 and 2017: she is currently ranked 35th in the world. She holds a Masters in Africana Studies from the University at Albany, was a 2016 poet in residence for Voices of Community in Putney and Brattleboro, VT., and a Breathing Lights Grant recipient. D’s first collection of poems and prose is entitled Dreaming in Kreyol and is an homage to her Haitian heritage and history. She also handcrafts jewelry and paints; check out all the artist’s work at dcolin.com.
Note that tonight’s open poetry slam is a speed slam with 3-, 2-, and 1-minute rounds. Slam winners qualify for the 2018 World Qualifier.
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 speed slam in the 8×8 series will follow. The show is 18+ (ID required) and the cover charge is $3.