Cantab Recap for Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Last night, intense listeners packed the house for a high-energy open mic followed by the return of a long-lost 2011 Boston Poetry Slam Team member: Maya Phillips was in town from New York, bringing with her the heady work of her debut collection, Erou. What a privilege and a joy to get to hear Maya’s familiar pacing and powerful performance fill the room again, this time with new ports of call and epic-inspired story. This is Maya’s last stop on the Boston leg of her fall tour, but if you’ll be in NYC over the holidays, keep an ear out for more gigs from this rising voice.

Our next show: is… on a Friday?! Yup, that’s right: on Friday, November 22, in a well-lit, above-ground, non-bar space (wild), Arianna Monet, RebeccaLynn, Joshua Elbaum, Terah Ehigiator, and Zeke Russell will perform with VLA Dance in a one-night only collaboration. There are two sets for this show, so you can catch an hour with us just to get your night started in the South End: click here for more info.

Don’t worry, we’ll be back in the basement next Wednesday. That night is a slam directed by Myles Taylor: click on through if you’d like more details on how to get a prompt for a poetry competition about The History of the Internet.