The top twelve poets from Preliminaries are cut to nine in this two-round slam, deciding who advances to Finals for the 2016 Boston Poetry Slam Team. $5 cover tonight to raise funds for the team’s travel to the National Poetry Slam.
Tag: Jess Rizkallah
Official results from the second of our two heats of Team Selection Preliminaries have been tabulated!
The top six poets have qualified to move on to Semi-Finals on February 17:
1. Meaghan Ford 52.2
2. Zeke Russell 50.4
3. Quentin Lucas 49.3
4. Nora Meiners 48.7
5. Mckendy Fils-Aimé 48.6
What’s better: assuming that the Cantab-powers-that-be totally knew it was World Elephant Day upon booking Jess Rizkallah’s feature? Or imagining that it was just the wildest, sweetest, luckiest, most synchronicity-stuffed feature selection in the calendar? Holy ker-wow, the brilliant and vulnerable and ass-kicking and, yes, elephant-invoking Jess Riz brought the house down at the Cantab …
You wanted hit slam favorites? You wanted new surprises? You wanted a surreal group piece, heartstring twang after heartstring twang, and a surprise cover to finish the night? You got it, Cantab! Our team brought the fire and the craft to their one-hour set last Wednesday, and we are so proud to have them representing …