Tender Match Poetry Slam: Boston vs. NYC
Thursday, August 8, 2019
OBERON, 2 Arrow St. in Harvard Square, Cambridge
7:00pm doors, 7:30pm openers, 8:00pm poetry slam
$10/$12/$15 (click for tickets)
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Our biggest show of the year! The Boston Poetry Slam and Bowery Poetry come together for the sweetest, tenderest, hot-dawg slammiest slam featuring poets from Boston and NYC on Oberon’s Harvard Square Stage.
Move over, Grudge Match: it’s 2019 and these poets are ready to get Tender. Two of the longest-running slam series in the country will serve up all-stars from each home stage in head-to-head poetry matches. Poets from each team will use all the tricks of their trade— lyricism, comedy, grand performance, and straight-up heartfelt personal narrative— to impress rowdy audience and all-star judges in the heart of Harvard Square!
As usual, the slam will feature fabulous openers, including comedian Wes Hazard, and an awesome fivesome of no-holds-barred American-Idol-style judges. Teams will be captained by Simone Beaubien (BOS) and Mason Granger (NYC) with the full roster and poet pairings TBD.
PAIRINGS HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED!
SACRIFICE: Capt. Simone Beaubien (BPS) vs Capt. Mason Granger (NYC)
Zeke Russell vs. Clementine von Radics
Arianna Monet vs. Nia Aisha Calloway
Terah Ehigiator vs. Tyler Larsen
Emmanuel Oppong-Yeboah vs. Taylor Steele
Rebecca Lynn vs. Gabriel Ramirez
Samgen vs. Chris Leja
Sam Rush vs. Nkosi Nkululeko
Tickets are $10/$12/$15 (click here for tickets), and THIS SHOW WILL SELL OUT, so we recommend advance purchase! All proceeds go to support the Boston Poetry Slam, Bowery Poetry, and the show’s supporting artists.