The Boston Poetry Slam Is Still on Break

Happy fall, poets! With the news that the Cantab Lounge will be reopening, we’ve been receiving lots of inquiries about the Boston Poetry Slam. Although we, too, are very excited to see our dive bar reviving, we currently do not have any shows scheduled. Maybe it’s good to write this in bold real quick to cut down on those email requests to get on the open mic that we aren’t having:

The Boston Poetry Slam remains on hiatus. We currently are not planning any in-person or online shows.

We are in touch with the Cantab and we are investigating if possibilities exist to run a safe, accessible, and staffable show. If you are interested in volunteering your time or know-how, you may email

We hope you are listening well, writing often, and enjoying good news when you can get it.